Jim is one of them. I'm not sure if Jim is such a silent, compliant person but I think he is. His email was friendly and his facebook page is modest. Jim seems to be the socially accepted alter-ego of Ande, a harsh, bleak, misanthropic and haunting black metal apparition. Founded early 2015, Ande has been working on this debut for almost a year, always hidden behind those curtains. By the end of the year, 'Licht' was unleashed upon the world, showing a fierce and brutal side of Jim.
'Licht' is a stellar journey into Ande's solitary world. Four short instrumental ambient pieces, alternated with three eerie black metal songs, reminding me of acts like Nortt, Burzum, Beherit or Urfaust. 'Paniek', the first of the blackened piece is brilliant, slow but dynamic, repetitive and hypnotizing. No wonder Raf from Bathsheba likes this project. This song alone is worth checking out this act. On 'Beelden' the tempo goes up, turning the whole into a furious rage, a very old school one too.
The music of Ande isn't very complex but it certainly is immersive. Besides, there's plenty of variation to keep the whole interesting. 'Den', the final black metal track combines the intensity and atmosphere of the previous two and is simply another great Ande track. If you are one of those people who love to collect obscure black metal, this certainly is your thing. I actually hope Jim will seek a few people to get this stuff on stage. Ande absolutely has the potential to present a massive performance.