Compared to its predecessor, the new The End is perhaps more meditative and widens the band’s soundscape by blending different styles from classic black metal to atmospheric black metal and doom. The best song is in my opionion the conclusive eponimous track, but the whole album is superb. According to a statement released by the band, The End is a concept: “The End is a concept album about a human being travelling across the lands as the world begins to end.... Each song represents different events during the ending process, and as they unfold the being feels as himself is becoming god, or death itself. By the end of the album this being by all means becomes god and rules over the wasteland left behind. All lyrics rely on anti-Christian themes, and overall an incredibly nihilistic approach to it all. The album in itself represents Nihility overall.”
To conclude, great production, great album.
The End was released on February 22 2017 on Avantgarde Music.
Manetheren is an ancient nation in the "Wheel of Time" series of books. Particularly it was one of the Ten Nations which arose after the Breaking of the World and was destroyed in the Trolloc Wars circa 1200AB. Its name translates as "Mountain Home" in the Old Tongue and its people seem to have been a hardy folk capable of living in the mountains.
Davide Gorrini: Bass
Azlum: Guitars, Vocals, Bass
Text by Herjann