Endemise are a band from Ottawa, Canada that plays a very symphonic melodic form of black/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Far From The Light" which was released by Maple Metal Records.
"Haunting" the into for the album begins with avant garde sound effects and nature sounds before addign in heavy guitars, symphonic synths, drums and black metal screams as well as some melodic guitar leads.
"Lycaon" which is also the first actual song begins with symphonic synths and melodic guitar riffs as well as drums before going into a more fast black metal along with some blast beats and deep death metal growls which also utilize some black metal screams and then alternating between mid paced and fast parts while also keeping around the melodic and symphonic elements.
"Far From The Light" starts off with symphonic synths and blackened death metal guitar riffs as well as some drums which lead up to some growls and screams along with some melody being thrown into the guitars as well as some blast beats and later on guitar solos and leads start coming in and out of the song.
"Edge Of Eden" begins with some synths, bass guitars and drums before adding in some heavy guitar riffs as well as going into a more fast and melodic direction along with some blast beats which also lead up to some black metal screams and growls and then alternating between mid paced and fast parts and halfway through the song there is a brief use of melodic guitar solos and leads being utilized.
"Lament Eternal" opens up with some synths before adding in some drums and heavy and melodic guitar riffing as well as a small amount of leads before growls and screams start to kick in and then the music goes into a faster direction as well as alternating between mid paced and fast parts a s well as adding in some blast beats and after a few minutes the synths take over and the song gets a little bit more calm.
"Entranced By Twisting Skies" comes in with acoustic guitar playing and synths before adding in drums, bass and heavy and melodic guitar riffs and a few seconds alter female choirs, growls and screams start to make their way in and then the song goes into a faster direction along with some blast beats for a few seconds and then alternating between mid paced and fast parts as well as adding in guitar leads and solos as well as mixing in some calm parts.
"Echoes" makes it way in with synths before adding in bass and drums and then adding in heavy and melodic guitar riffs along with some growls and screams and as the song moves on their is a brief use of blast beats being utilized.
"Enroaching Dusk" is an instrumental song that is all done on synths and has a very symphonic and classical music feeling to it.
"Of Death And Forgotten Lore" brings back to the album to being heavy along with some guitars, drums, growls and screams as well as keeping around the synths which also leads up to some blast beats before slowing down and adding in some melody as well as the blast beats coming in and out.
"Amidst The Ancient Suns" which is also the last song on the album starts with heavy and melodic guitar riffs along with some synths and drums and then screams and growls come in along with some blast beats and later on melodic guitar leads start coming in and out of the song as well as a small amount of groove metal elements and then alternating between soft and heavy parts..
Song lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion Endemise are a very great sounding symphonic and melodic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE ""Lycaon" "Lament Eternal" and "Amidst The Ancient Suns". RECOMMENDED BUY. .