Post-black metal outfit With the End in Mind spent two EPs and an album honing their sound for Unraveling; Arising, their third EP and first for Temple of Torturous. That time has paid off, because Unraveling; Arising is atmospheric and emotive while still maintaining its black metal edge. The title track to the EP, streaming below, is a malestrom of atmospheric black metal bookended by reflective, clean guitar intro and outro.
Though their sound will inevitably draw comparison to fellow Pacific Northwestern black metal group Wolves in the Throne Room—both for their music and nature-heavy imagery—With the End in Mind are not the same band. Their raging yet lush brand of post-black metal is a fitting complement to lyrics about spirituality, civilization and the downfall of them. “Unraveling; Arising” shows clear growth within the band, producing their strongest work yet. Listen to the new song and pre-order through Temple of Torturous before its July 6 release.