Review by Tara on January 13, 2018.
Heavy metal music has always been about pushing the boundaries and taking its fans to places unknown. There are some bands that seem to take us out further than others, to the blackest and most unimaginably bleakest depths in existence. One of those acts is Denmark's Nortt, who after ten years of silence returns from the murky depths of darkness and despair with his/their latest blackened funeral doom masterpiece, Endeligt.
Think of the phrase "When you stare long into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you" as a reference of sorts regarding Nortt's music over the past 20-years, the soundtrack to a hollow and pointless existence. Endeligt continues in similar fashion to previous Nortt releases by masterfully combining elements of black metal, funeral doom and atmosphere in a way that leads to a wholly unique sound. This is an album that must be listened to in its entirety in order to appreciate and understand the experience. It is the ultimate suicide.
While similar bands have accomplished the same feat, Nortt's vision and creativity have kept him relevant through the last two decades. His creativity and vision has certainly placed Nortt in a league of its own, miles away from the competition. Endeligt is not a huge departure from previous Nortt releases, and this is an absolute must have for anyone who enjoys a bit of doom and gloom in their speakers once in awhile.
Rating: 9 out of 10