The End
Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient


4.5
superb

Review

by Dancin' Man USER (40 Reviews)
November 2nd, 2005 | 41 replies | 7,638 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


5 of 5 thought this review was well written

The End are great. As far as albums go, "Transfer Trachea Reverberations From Point: False Omniscient" the title of which would not fit on Sputnik, is superior to their full length "Within Dividia" by a large margin. Maybe it was the presence of Tyler Semrick-Palmateer from Mare on vocals rather than Aaron Wolff from Burnt By the Sun. Either way, seeing members of those two bands alone should spark your interest. This album was named Metal Album of the Year 2001 by the Canadian Independent Music Awards and then was rereleased on Relapse Records in 2003.

On to the music. It is awemazing (new word). Not only is it brilliantly technical but the song writing is immense and innovative. Frequent dynamic changes helpo keep this album interesting along with something a little more unusal - the unique use of instrumentation and sound quality. Many times you hear an undistorted bass playing chords all alone before the guitars and drums tear back in. The arrangement of these songs is impeccable.

An unusal standout in metal, the bass. There are many cool little fills going on and equally technical lines to the guitars which is somethign not often found, rather we usually hear blazing guitars with bass playing drone notes underneath. The use of the bass as an equally intelligent instrument adds to this album because we have no one, not two but three melody instruments blazing along. The drums aren't really a standout to me but I would be more than happy to have this drummer in my band. The vocals I generally don't notice although Semrick-Palmateer has an astoundingly thick scream. It's a shame we don't hear more of his clean vocals which are one of the most beautiful atmosphere instruments in music today (correct, no lame melodic sections that ruin perfectly good songs with cliched melody lines)

Each song here is a standout, with the exclusion of For Mankind, Limited Renewal which is just a filler. The dissonant passages and riffs that seem to intertwine between instruments make this album great. The lack of overly thick distortion also makes this album great because you can hear everything. This band reminds me quite a bit of Ion Dissonance, but cleaner and with mroe creative riffs and songs. There is so much energy, even in the softer spots (1:30 Her [Inamorata]) without cliched fast grind for the sake of random fast music. The cleanliness helps the listener understand that this really was though out and carefully.

Listen to this album please. Didn't like Within Dividia? You may like this. I just hope The End finds where this album could have gone for their upcoming album.

Listen to:
Her [Inamorata]
Opalescence II
The Asphyxiation of Lisa-Claire



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ocelot-05
November 3rd 2005



807 Comments


Great review. I like your style. I can't say anything about the band, though. I'll vote for ya!

Dancin' Man
November 3rd 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Is it going to let me submit anything?

Anyway, this band may be tricky to find because "the End" is in so many band names, album titles and song titles that you may have trouble. I know amazon used to have this album for about $4 though so check it.

Arrakakaka
November 4th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Owns Within Dividia by a long shot.

And I thought the vocals resembled Mares.This Message Edited On 11.06.05

Dancin' Man
November 7th 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's a shame the only track with those clean vocals is Entirety in Infancy. They sound so good.

Arrakakaka
November 9th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

There's clean vocals? Sweet.


Arrakakaka
November 24th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Come on people, notice this.

masada
November 24th 2005



2733 Comments


I notice.


Jawaharal
November 24th 2005



1832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a cool album

Arrakakaka
November 24th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Indeed. Cheeto-t, we're almost always on the same terms. Heh.

Apathy
November 24th 2005



645 Comments


I want to hear this.

Arrakakaka
November 24th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I could send it if you'd like.

Dancin' Man
November 24th 2005



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

do it. send it
to that boy.

I do not want to listen to this now
not because I dislike it
I like it very much
but because I am stoned
and prefer trip hop and rap in this state.

Thank you
and goodnight


Apathy
November 24th 2005



645 Comments


Send it, Unstable Mind. You remember my MSN, correct?


thomas_mazzetti@hotmail.com

Arrakakaka
November 24th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sure. I'll send.


Anglachel
February 2nd 2006



152 Comments


Good Album

Neurotoxin
February 2nd 2006



90 Comments


I'll be seeing them with Moneen (yes, odd match up) sometime in the next month.

Dancin' Man
February 2nd 2006



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

but yet, a very cool matchup.

Prophecy
April 15th 2006



52 Comments


So good.


Prophecy
May 27th 2006



52 Comments


G's why is this in metalcore. I know tech and mathcore aren't choices but wouldn't grind or even grindcore possibly be better choices?

Dancin' Man
May 27th 2006



719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nah, this is closer to metalcore. Not normal radio style metalcore but metalcore like Botch. This is metalcore the way it should be.



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