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Sunday, 8 November 2015

THE END

BandTHE END
GenresPunk / Math Metal / Metalcore / Hardcore / Experimental / Noise
Related artistsMare.
CountryMississauga, Ontario CANADA
Years Active1999-2007
Song: "Her (Inamorata)"
Album: "Transfer Trachea Reverberations From Point: False Omniscient"
Year: 2001
For fans ofMare, Between The Buried And Me, Ion Dissonance, Dillinger Escape Plan, Into The MoatThe Love And Terror CultProtest The Hero, Knut, Meshugga, Buried Inside, Achilles, Rosetta, Psyopus, Jude The Obscure, Engineer, Warsaw Was Raw and Misery Signals.
Label(s): Relapse Records / Re-define Records
This post's artist is from the November 2015 Mix. This is track #12.
You can download: the November Mix#11 right here or get the new December 2015 Mix#12 here.

Imagine Mare going for chaos and speed instead of lush, evil layers. Imagine The Dillinger Escape Plan from 'Calculating Infinity' era and remove some of the insanity and replace it with deep, echoing sludge. That's what I take away from listening to one of Mississauga's best bands, THE END. It's not smooth, fluid and climactic like Isis and Amber, this is jarring, uncomfortable, and at times a stimulus overload.

After releasing the 'Transfer Trachea Reverberations From Point: False Omniscient' LP back in 2001 they hooked the ears of Relapse Records who reissued the 6 song breakthrough record. This shows the band at their best, combining pummeling rhythms and vocals as per Ion Dissonance and Into The Moat with Mare's hard to define jazz influence. This is definitely the release I enjoy the most and I think it's primarily because of those gutteral, crazy ass vocals

Before releasing 'Within Dividia' in 2003 the band had a growing reputation of putting on an utterly destructive live show. The release itself is an onslaught of double bass, hardcore dripping with liquid metal. The vocals are a little on the higher side of screaming, while the first LP dealt out a myriad of emanations, especially on the lower end. The song structures themselves are faster and sound more akin to bands like Achilles and Engineer. I like this album but there aren't any songs that hit me the way the debut does.

The band's final album was too metal for me (and also included some decent clean vocals, but not enough to save it for me) so I'm not going to discuss it, save that I listened to it right before posting this and it kinda bored me. That being said I always liked THE END, but didn't love them. Those emotions were directed solely at Mare.

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DISCOGRAPHY

1999 - Demo EP (does anyone have this? if so please post it!)

2001 - Transfer Trachea Reverberations From Point: False Omniscient cdLP (stream/buy here)

2003 - Within Dividia cd/12"LP (stream/buy here)

2007 - Elementary cd/12"LP (stream/buy here)

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(2001) THE END - "Her (Inamorata)" (from 'Transfer Trachea Reverberations From Point: False Omniscient')

(2001) THE END - "Opalescence II" (from 'Transfer Trachea Reverberations From Point: False Omniscient')

(2003) THE END - "Fetesque" (from 'Within Dividia')

(2003) THE END - "Orthodox Unparalleled" (from 'Within Dividia')

(2003) THE END - 'Elementary' full album stream on youtube

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