Endless Voyage X are a duo from Cleveland, Ohio that has been featured before in t his zine and plays an atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Opaque" which was released on cassette by Acephale Winter Productions.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style as well as some acoustic guitars also being added into certain sections of the recording.
When keyboards are utilized they also give the songs more of an atmospheric feeling while the faster sections of the tracks also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling, A couple of tracks also introduces spoken word parts onto the recording as well as the closing song being an instrumental.
On this recording Endless Voyage X remains true to the atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal that was established on their previous release. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover existentialism, society and nihilism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Endless Voyage X and if you are a fan of atmospheric black and doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Darkness Eternal' and "Sleep Of Stranger Aeons" and "With Time Comes Ruin". 8 out of 10.