Endzeit are a band from Finland that plays a rough form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep "Years Of Hunger" which will be released on bandcamp in September.
Dark nature sounds start off the ep before going into a more heavy and melodic musical direction along with some military style drum beats and after the intro the music gets more raw and starts going for a black metal sound along with some blast beats and grim screams as well as keeping around a good amount of melody.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and the music is heavily rooted in the mid 90's era of European black metal and when solos and leads are used there are in more of a melodic musical direction and on some of the later tracks there is a great amount of raw tremolo riffing being utilized along with some melodic open note playing and the bass playing also gets more powerful as the ep progresses and on one of the songs you can also hear a brief use of melodic chanting being utilized and on the last track is a cover of Dark Funeral's "The Dawn No More Rises"..
Endzeit takes a very rough and raw style of European style black metal and adds in a great amount of melody to create a very pure and true form of this musical, the production has a very raw and old school sound to it while the lyrics cover darkness and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Endzeit are a very great sounding rough and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hunger" and "Life". 8 out of 10.