Exquisite Ending are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "The Rires Of Misanthropism: Psalm V -IX" which will be released in October by Hibernacula Records.
A very dark and ritualistic sound starts off the ep along with some spoken word parts before going into more of a heavy and melodic style of black metal along with some grim screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats are utilized and at time s they music also brings in a small amount of deep growls.
All of the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and most of the songs are rooted in the second wave 90's style of black metal and they also mix the spoken word parts in with the heavier sections of the music and all of the tracks avoid using any solos and leads to focus on more of a raw and melodic style of black metal.
Exquisite Ending creates another recording that remains true to the raw and misanthropic style of black metal from the previous recording as well as continuing the concept that was present on the last ep, the production sound s very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover misanthropic, depressive, hatred and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Exquisite Ending and if you are a fan of raw and melodic occult black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Banishment Of Noble Coercion" and "Unbound Bloodletting Of The Orthodox". 8 out of 10.