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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

*** ENDAMORI double-post premiere extravabandza POST #500 ***

BandENDAMORI
GenresPunk / Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Screamo / Hardcore / Thrash / Ambient / Crust / Emo-violence aka "Progressive Apocalyptic/Hardcore/Screamo Violence"
Related artistsDolcim and Cease Upon The Capitol.
CountryNashville, Tennessee USA
Years Active2011-2014
Song: "Nameless"
Album: "Big Machine split"
Year: 2015
Label(s): Zegema Beach Records / sleepinghouse Records
This post's artist is from the April 2015 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download: the April Mix#4 right here or get the new May 2015 Mix#5 here.
For fans ofJoshua Fit For Battle, Truman, Dolcim, Kaospilot, Tel Fyr, Zozobra, Old Man Gloom, Buried Inside, Loma Prieta, June Paik, Cease Upon The Capitol, Nionde Plagan, Youth Novel, Ten Thousand Leagues, Dispensing Of False Halos, Rayleigh, OsoLuna, Neil Perry, Battle Of Wolf 359, Off Minor, Jiyuna, Storm The Bastille, Welcome The Plague Year, Guidelines, Back When and Locktender aka PROPER SCREAMO.

Featuring members from insanely influential bands Cease Upon The Capitol, Dolcim and Hammers, ENDAMORI juxtapose deep, cavernous post-hardcore/chaos (think a darker Joshua Fit For Battle, or Rayleigh) jaggedly cut with the opposing soft, clean and beautiful Off Minor/Neil Perry-esque instrumentals. If you are wondering if the music sounds as good as the bands just mentioned, simply listen to this new song premiere and squash any doubt. This shit is fucking amazing. When I came to the realization that I was the only person releasing the band's final three songs I nearly shat myself because these it's some of the best material I've heard in years. Let me explain track by track.

"Shredder" was originally released on the fourth Zampler ("Flip Six Three Hole") and was chosen because it is most representative of every amazing part that is ENDAMORI. The song is all over the place in the first minute alone, touching on thrashy screamo, dirty yet playful and jazzy riffs, as well as rolling buildups that all culminate just after the 1-minute mark with a ridiculous display of melodic, layered breakdowns that abruptly end and venture into post-hardcore/post-rock territory like Milanku or Amber. The second minute has another fantastic section of dense grooves intertwined with driving guitars and commanding screams which eventually fades into the outro. Fucking. Insane. Song.

"Nameless" is today's track premiere and is a noisy, heavy and crushing romp that begins with a frenzy of drums. The Dolcim experiences shine in once everyone else joins in the racket and the listener is pummeled for nearly 30 seconds before a dual vocal breakdown (see Tel Fyr) takes hold and pushes the song into the next section that screams Joshua Fit For Battle. At 1:10 the band delves into their arsenal to bring out their competitive advantage of clean, driving, Level Plane screamo (see Neil PerryJoshua Fit For Battle and Storm The Bastille) that hits home like a mofo at 1:46 and continues to float uphill until 2:30 when a swirling, apocalyptic tornado touches down and rips the song apart. At 3:11 the track begins to come full circle and explodes/shatters only to ooze slowly back together (T-1000, I'm looking at you) with sludgy, menacing breakdowns and a closing wall of feedback.

"Genessee" is the track that won't be released until the release of the split, which should be in late May/early June of this year (2015). It's the closer of a nearly flawless EP so you better bet it's stellar. Surprisingly it's the shortest song here, clocking in at 3:41, so ENDAMORI waste no time bludgeoning the listener over the head with relentless aural assaults. There's even a little jazzy/Psyopus sounding part at around one minute. There's also numerous screamers in this song that I'm a huge sucker for going back and forth, thereby completely saturating the sound. Of course there are the little soft bits but they are extremely short and used as very brief transitions or are thrown in to accentuate a subsequent massive moment.

So yeah, holy fucking shit. ENDAMORI will be your new favourite band if you like that older, heavy, metallic screamo with the soft, jazzy bits. Check out their first self-titled EP that was originally on cd out of 100. It's got 6 tracks of similar music, just a little less epic and crazy. There have been discussions of a posthumous discography 12"LP in the near future with both the EP and the split material. I'll keep you updated at http://www.zegemabeachrecords.com

At an undetermined time in the future there will be and ENDAMORI documentary that Sean (drums/vocals/Cease Upon The CapitolDolcim) is in the midst of. He just got back from teaching in South Korea and while he was there worked on "Marble City", another documentary focusing on skateboarding in Korea, which was released there but has yet to make it's way outside of the country but is in the process of doing so, I'm told.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2012 - Endamori cdEP (stream/donate/download here)

2015 - Big Machine split cassetteLP (order in May at http://www.zegemabeachrecords.com)

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(2015) ENDAMORI - "Shredder" (from 'Big Machine' split cassette)

(2015) ENDAMORI - "Nameless" (from 'Big Machine' split cassette)

(2012) ENDAMORI - "Elder-Kin" (from 'Endamori')

(2012) ENDAMORI - "Harbinger" (from 'Endamori')

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ENDAMORI additional links

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