Ande are a solo project from Belgium that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his self released album "Het Gebeente" which will be released in 2017.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Throughout the tracks you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they done in more of a modern, melodic and atmospheric style of the genre and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some tracks also mix in second wave black metal influences and there is also a brief use of clean guitars before returning back to a heavier direction and synths along with ambient elements are added onto the last track and the song is also all instrumental.
Ande creates a recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal from his previous release while also mixing it in with the rawness of the second wave which also makes the songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in the musicians native tongue and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ande and if you are a fan of raw and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Argwaan" and "Leeg". 8 out of 10.