The US dark-metal sextet Endlight released the three track single Darker Than Dreams on the 1st.
Opening with the Vethes Ariv – if you have not come across Endlight before you may consider that you are in for a symphony as delicate keys and flute disport themselves through the room prior to cascading drums and guitars hurtling, like water breaching a dam, from the speakers in a just over four minute track without vocal.
Next is Frost On The Wind which careens from the speakers prior to developing into an almost eight an a half-minutes of brooding orchestration which splices between two voices of disparate approach and again the flute, which spreads its wings through the piece, allows Endlight to surprise the listener with sounds of haunting fragility – my pick of the release.
The closer on Darker Than Dreams (available on bandcamp) is Worldreaver’s Cry – another track in which the sextet are able to sidestep the listener with a composition of first rate quality and intricate runnels.
I certainly look forward to hearing more of Endlight – a talented and able group of songwriters and musicians – unafraid to travel their own path.
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