Vortex Of End are a band from France that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very aggressive mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Ardens Fvror" which will be released in May by Osmose productions.
Dark sounding synths start off the album along with some clean playing and melodic chants a few seconds later before going into a heavier musical direction. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
A decent amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic style along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while ritualistic soundscapes are also added into the music at times. One track also introduces death metal growls onto the recording and at times the vocals also get very semi melodic sounding, acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Evil, Death and Revelation themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vortex Of End and if you are a fan of black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Venomvs Tongue" "Ira Dei" and "Satvrnian Ascension". 8 out of 10.