Endon - Acme Apathy Amok (CD)
"ENDON is an experimental acoustic collective from Tokyo, first gathered in 2007 in order to bring a decisive rally on contemporary extreme music. In addition to a conventional band formation of vocal, guitars, and drums, there are two additional electronics performers, allowing them to create harsh, distinctive sounds in various chaotic mix of styles ranging from noise, hard core, black metal, industrial, to grind core, through an absolutely physical embodiment of pure hard core mentality. Their staging can be characterized as a plethora of physical and acoustic momentum, with destructive performances involving self-mutilation and bleeding, receiving high critical acclaims in the underground live scenes and are touted as one of the most exciting acts.
To me this material sounds like Endon has taken some of the traditional Japanese noise like Hijokaidan, and updated it to 21st century.
-Mikko Aspa (Grunt / FREAK ANIMAL / Deathspell Omega / NORTHERN HERITAGE)
This commemorative first full length album “Acme Apathy Amok” is the representation of the band’s ever growing nefarious deeds, and it serves as the evidence to their success in creating a new epitome of hybridized extreme harsh music through the abolition of the obsolete system of musical categorization. Fuck the conservatives and fuck the unorthodox. Don’t take your eyes off of these guys!