Boy Meets Girl by Endon

Endon are a Japanese noise-metal band. The noise they make is widely described as catastrophic. They seem to operate by balancing elements that don’t necessarily fit together - ferocity and vulnerability, terrifying noise and fun - and in the case of their new album Boy Meets Girl, love and horror. LP and CD on Thrill Jockey.

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Boy Meets Girl by Endon
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8/10 Daoud 22 February 2019

‘He was a boy, she was a girl, can I make it anymore obvious?’

And so begins one of the greatest songs written this millennium. Avril Lavigne was (and to some extent, is) operating in the punk space. And though this might upset some strawman true punks™, rather than denigrating punk I think it shows the breadth of a genre that is often reduced to being quite narrow. It’s should be exciting that Avril Lavigne can write a pop banger about a boy meeting a girl, and Endon can write a noisy hellscape of an album called Boy Meets Girls, while both being ‘punk’.

Endon are a Japanese five-piece, operating at the outer limits of guitar music. The sort of music that is so intrinsically loud that there’s a chance you’ll get tinnitus listening to it out your phone speakers. Almost every moment is drenched in overwhelming, filthy noise that fills every nook and cranny, every corner. I half expect to get home tonight and find some noise in my belly button. The combination of horrible guitars and screamed vocals makes is potent. But they approach it with an energy that is as fun as it is frightening.

Endon have found a lot of space within their niche too. ‘Heart Shaped Brain’ is a quick and direct thrasher while ‘Love Amnesia’s plod almost makes it sludge metal. Most impressive is the album’s centrepiece, the 12 minute long ‘Doubt As A Source’ which seamless morphs from harsh noise to punk and back again, without ever losing any of the band’s personality.

So ‘Sk8r Boy’ this is not, and that’s a good thing. Thank punk for Avril Lavigne, and think it for Endon.




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