With a clear pulse, a whispering from a keyboard that have been crafted by fragmentation from the deepest pit of mount Doom itself, in companionship with guitars and the most powerful instrument of them all…the soul of music. That is how the Georgian duo opens up their fourth and latest album, End of the Circle.
Ennui, which is french for Boredom, is a hard-working act, with two split albums and four full-lengths in just six years. Ennui was crawling out from the cave and saw a small glimpse of light in 2012. Created by the two multi-instrumentalists, Serj Shengelia and David Unsaved who are both from the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Ennui is playing a kind of Doom that have been in my opinion overtaken by acts from the North American continent, with some acts from Germany, England and France.
The Albums first track is named after the title, End Of The Circle. A 30+ minute long epos that I can play on repeat for many times and believe me..I still do so. It is beautifully presented, and also in the most frightening and horrific way ever imagined. I wish that the circle never ends for this opening track, which seems hilarious because of it’s duration…but I just want more. The peak is after 1/3, when the tempo swift from Funeral Doom to faster Funeral Doom. It’s so majestic and incredible, how the sound barrier can express feelings so out of this world, I can not describe it with written words.
When the first track is fading out in my ears and I’m try to find my senses again, it slowly builds up a riff to what should be yet another musical orgasm. The second (and last) track is split in two sections. The Withering pt.1 – Of Hollow Us, following by The Withering pt.2 – Of Long – Dead Stars is altogether over 40 minutes long. I start to feel that my head can’t take much more emotions of this pure art of work.
A muse have entered my mind and it have given me fantastic image’s of how music can be created from a single note to a God of sound. A physical presence that have started to shattering my core, a monstrously power that dwells deep inside me starts to blossom…and it tells me only one thing, I want more…
Like I wrote before, words have no meaning here…and just because of that I will just ask people that are fans of music, no matter taste, to just pay attention to Ennui’s latest creation. From the beginning to the end. You will only regret it if you don’t do so.
End Of The Circle have found it’s place on my list of probably the best album of the year, maybe even the greatest of them all. It’s certainly one of the greatest achievements in the Doom/Funeral Doom genre ever….period.
Written by K.P
Label: Non Serviam Records
For fans of: Bell Witch and Ahab
Release date: September 5th, 2018
Favorite song: ALL!!! (if I have to choose, The Withering)
Score: 5/5 Masterpiece