The End are a 1 man band from India that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of post black metal, experimental, and rawgaze and this is a review of his 2014 ep "White lotus" which will be released on vinyl by Astral Gate Productions and on cd by Cvlminis.
Clean playing and melodic chanting starts off the album along with some ambient style synths before adding in distorted guitars and clean singing and after awhile you can hear a small amount of blast beats being utilized in certain sections of the recording along with a good amount of male and female spoken words being utilized at times.
Most of the music on the recording is very experimental and the guitars bring a more raw black metal vibe to the music and on the second track high pitched screams are added into t he music giving the album more of a dark and depressive feeling while the synths and post rock elements dominate most of the tracks on the album which also leads up to more acoustic guitars being added onto the songs.
The End continue their experimental sound adding in more atmosphere and post rock elements this time around while black metal is still a very huge part of the musical sound, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover poetic and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The End and if you are a fan of experimental, post black metal and rawgaze, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "UrbaNausea" "Drown With A Sunshine Smile". 8 out of 10.