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In her review for AllMusic, Heather Phares declared "This Is the End of Control proves that Cherri Bomb is a straight-ahead rock band with talent, a rarity in the 2010s no matter how old or what sex the people in the band are". She concluded by calling the album an "impressive debut" and "while the band's talent should guard against them being treated like a novelty, the most rebellious move the women of Cherri Bomb may make is just being who they are". Brian Giffin of Loud Magazine Australia comments that "Cherri Bomb have been attracting all the right kinds of attention, and much of it has even been for all the right reasons". He describes the album as "a punchy collection of exuberant and catchy tunes that should bring a smile to the face of even the most cynical" and compliments the hooks the band writes. He concludes by calling the album a "pretty solid debut".
Zachary Houle of PopMatters rated the album a 6/10, calling the album "decent enough, with no real surprises and the odd clanger in the lyrics department here and there".
|US Heatseekers Albums||11|
|US Top Hard Rock Albums||24|
|1.||"Take This Now"||Adam Watts||Red Decibel||0:47|
|2.||"Better This Way"||Decibel||2:48|
|3.||"Raw. Real."||R. Lovelis, N. Lovelis, Miller, Pierce, Watts, Dodd, Arnold, Anastasia Lovelis, Kenny Enea||Decibel||2:37|
|4.||"Shake the Ground"||R. Lovelis, N. Lovelis, Miller, Pierce, Watts, Dodd, Arnold||Decibel||2:42|
|5.||"Too Many Faces"||R. Lovelis, N. Lovelis, Miller, Pierce, Watts, Dodd, Arnold||Decibel||4:44|
|6.||"Let It Go"||
Bobby Huff , A. Lovelis
|7.||"Sacrificial Lamb"||R. Lovelis, N. Lovelis, Miller, Pierce, Watts, Arnold||Decibel||2:56|
|8.||"Act the Part"||R. Lovelis, N. Lovelis, Miller, Pierce, Watts, A. Lovelis, Arnold,||Decibel||3:38|
|9.||"Drawing a Blank"||Watts, Dodd, Arnold, A. Lovelis||'''Decibel'''||2:47|
|10.||"Heart is a Hole"||Huff, A. Lovelis||Decibel||4:14|
|11.||"Paper Doll"||R. Lovelis, N. Lovelis, Miller, Pierce, Watts, Dodd, Arnold||Decibel||3:42|
|12.||"Hold On"||R. Lovelis, N. Lovelis, Miller, Pierce, Watts, Dodd, Arnold, A. Lovelis||Decibel||3:02|
- The lead single, "Shake The Ground" was released on May 1st, 2012.
- The second single, "Better This Way" was released on May 8th, 2012.
- The third single, "Too Many Faces" was released on November 19th, 2012, along with its music video.
- Prior to the album's release, the song "Shake the Ground" was featured on The Avengers soundtrack.
- The album features the song "Let It Go" from the 2011 EP Stark.
- The album peaked at 24 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums and at 11 on Top Heatseekers.
|This Is The End of Control|
|Tracklist||Take This Now - Better This Way - Raw. Real. - Shake the Ground - Too Many Faces - Let It Go - Sacrificial Lamb - Act the Part - Drawing a Blank - Heart is a Hole - Paper Doll - Hold On|