Endname – Anthropomachy
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but it seems we (metal journalists) often get caught up in the North American and Scandinavian metal scenes and we sometimes overlook the many contributions form other countries. But thanks to a few labels out there, most notably Slow Burn Records, we’ve seen some several excellent releases from several Russian and Eastern European bands lately.
One of the best I’ve heard recently is “Anthropomachy” byMoscow based quartet Endnames who return after a few years with their sophomore record.
The bands instrumental music is rooted in that Neurosis/Isis influenced so-called “post-metal” genre but the band never sounds derivative. They take those influences and bring in “math” and “drone” elements that create what they call “Math Doom,” which is actually a pretty good description. The music is heavy but with a large dose of melody that keeps the music viable and never sounds overly repetitive or boring.
This is a really good record and any fan of heavy but intelligent music should take notice.
Go to http://slowburn.ru/ for more information.
~ by silentium1 on January 31, 2012.