Ende are a band from France that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Goetie funeste" which will be released on March 10th by Obscure Abhorrence Promotions".
Nature orientated soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic direction while grim whispers are also used briefly before evolving into black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard.
At times the riffing gets very raw along with the music also bringing in a mixture of both modern and old school influences while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while stringed instruments, acoustic guitars and melodic vocals can also be heard briefly as the album progresses along with a couple of the tracks being long and epic in length as well as one song being an instrumental.
Ende creates another recording that remains true to their raw style of occult black metal, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Goetia, Occultism, Sorcery and Individualism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ende and if you are a fan of occult black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crawling In Winter" "Seventh Gate of A Seventh Sin" and "In Bones". 8 out of 10.