Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Endon - Mama
Review by Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Noise Rock, Harsh Noise, Hardcore, Blackened Noise
For Fans Of: Pastafasta, Marousa, Boris, Gnaw Their Tongues, Me And Him Call It Us
So a bit of backstory on this one: I'd been searching low and high for this ever since a friend had put me onto the videoclip for Parricide Agent Service last year, and despite my best efforts I couldn't for the life of me dig it up. I did come across plenty of interview and reviews however - all of which suggested that Endon were one of the most intense and chaotic bands to come out of Japan - and this is the country that gave us the likes of Hanatarash, World and The Gerogerigegege. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and I finally stumbled across a download on slsk, and....
This is fucked. Absolutely, unashamedly fucked. It's like twenty different bands were hired to soundtrack a day in the life of a paranoid schizophrenic, but they were all made to play at the same time.
Sure enough there's elements of conventional hardcore, grindcore and black metal but for the most part it's buried under layers and layers of chaotic noise - which is not surprising given that Endon have two dedicated noise makers in addition to a vocalist, drummer and guitarist. The furious mish-mash of electronics squeals, blastbeats, screams and guitar noise are broken up on occasion by ambient noise and drone passages, but for the most part this is pure, unsettling chaos. With no traditional song structures to speak of, and an even more unconventional band structure - Endon revel in unpredictable, terrifying audio terrorism.
All I can say is, I hope you know what you're getting yourself into.
1. Etude For Lynching By family
2. Parricide Agent Service
3. Acme Apathy Amok
4. Pray For Me
6. Just Like Everybody