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The Grapes Of Wrath
Endzweck – The Grapes Of Wrath
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 14:29
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Despite the German band name, Endzweck is a Japanese hardcore outfit that has been cranking out releases since the start of the new millennium. “The Grapes Of Wrath” was released in Japan in 2006 but it has taken up til now to get a proper European release date thanks to I For Us Records. They’re already working on a new album which should see the light of day pretty soon.

So what does Endzweck sound like? It says in the bio-sheet that they sound kinda like Shai Hulud and that’s pretty much the best comparison I can come up with as well. All of the songs are fast-paced and the guitars sound pretty melodic yet the whole thing still sounds pretty damn aggressive. The singer has a high-pitched yelp and I can’t tell whether he’s singing in Japanese or English but it sounds cool nonetheless. Throw in a couple of samples as well and you’re looking at a solid release for the Belgian I For Us Records.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.