With The End In Mind are a solo project from Olympia, Washington that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very psychedelic form of post black metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Unravelling; Arising" which will be released in July by Temple Of Torturous.
Dark soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a post rock direction which also introduces clean playing onto the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some clear vocals also being utilized at times and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the music more a raw feeling while atmospheric synths are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the music at times along with a great amount of high pitched black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music also incorporates elements of psychedelia and dark folk along with the music bringing in a great amount of aggression from the cascadian style and as the album progresses a brief instrumental can also be heard. as well as some tracks also bringing in acoustic guitars, the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style and female vocals are added onto the closing track.
On this recording With The End In Mind expand on their atmospheric style of post black metal by adding in psychedelia and dark folk music elements to take his sound to another level, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Myths and the eternal cycles of our world.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from With The End In Mind and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anguish Symmetry" and "From The True Source". 8 out of 10.