"Transfer Trachea Reverberations From Point" (Relapse Records; 2003)
Reviewed by Mike SOS
The End is a gripping Canadian quintet whose cacophony of intricacies make their incredibly long titled release such an amazing release. Remember the first time you heard Candiria and wondered, "What the hell is this?!" That's the vibe you get from The End.
The End disregards conventional compositions and instead marches to the beat of its own indiscriminate drummer, who in turn plays off of the twin guitar and bass discordance, which makes room for the relentlessly screaming vocals.
The End is as on as an off band can be (you may have to read that twice), with the jarring juxtaposition of odd-timed dissonance and sheer aggression making for a taciturn listen at first, but finally making sense after the tenth time you've let it creep inside your soul.
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A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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