this is another review of an ep from Illinois's 1 man band Everdying which continues his melodic and brutal mixture of black and death metal with the recording being self released in 2014 and called "The Journey Ahead".
Distorted noises start off the album before going into a dark and melodic death metal direction along with growls and black metal screams and a few seconds later the music starts getting faster and adding in blast beats as well as bringing in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as bringing in clean playing.
The solos and leads are in a very melodic musical direction and the following track sees nature sounds and acoustic guitars being added into the music along with the song being all instrumental and the following track starts off with spoken word samples before going into a brutal blackened death metal direction on one of the tracks and returning back to a more melodic direction on the following songs and they also bring back the acoustic guitars in certain sections of the tracks as well as giving the music a more progressive feeling and the demo closes with a cover of In Flames's "Worlds Within The Margin".
Everdying has a more diverse and brutal sound on this recording while also remaining true to his melodic mixture of black and death metal, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Everdying and if you are a fan of melodic black and death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Will End You" and "The Journey Ahead". 8 out of 10.