Announced by the group as their final album (they will probably still continue releasing some music, just no longer in LP form), The Inevitable End is a fitting conclusion to the duo's career, even if it never unleashes anything truly breathtaking. The album, like the title, is mostly themed around endings, loss and longing and has a melancholy mood that permeates most the tracks, especially the instrumental ones. Yet it is never depressing or cold. In fact, it shows lots of life. For the most part the music is trance heavy and at times even a little jazzy. It's polished and every guest star brings their "A" game, especially Robin, who appears on a rework of a previously released track and a new one that stands out as the oddball on the record. In many ways the album is completely structured around the idea that this is it from the Norwegians, and it is laid out as an extended and rather fitting goodbye. It's no mistake that the last track is called "Thank You," obviously showing generosity to their loyal fan. The Inevitable End is by no means a classic, but it doesn't have to be. They've had a good run.