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THE END


"Transfer Trachea Reverberations From Point" (Relapse Records; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

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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. 

For more information, check out http://www.relapse.com


Rating Guide:

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) A classic. This record will kick your ass.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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