Last updated on 10 July 2020
The RockmusicRaider talent scout is on the prowl again. Always looking for new, slightly different undercurrents in the rock and metal multiverse, we came across the Swedish band Mist of Misery and their newest mini album Fields of Isolation. What do they have on offer? A tasty mix of Atmospheric Black Metal and Post Black Metal with a doomish, melancholic twist.
Drawing from many influences in the Black Metal world, their tune sounds like a mix of Ashbringer, Sojourner and Eschatos. Throw in some early Dimmu Borgir, Burzum and a trifle Gorgoroth with a heavy dose of doom and depression and you got yourself a tasty cauldron of this very special broth.
Now, will all this name-calling mean that we got ourselves a copycat? Never fear, not at all. Clearly, their style draws from explicit, dark influences like vampires suck blood just before dawn sends them back to their hideout. Yet, the outcome is kind of a baroque piece of work that stands by itself.
I really liked this motley selection of acoustics and deep, dark Black Metal elements. Actually, they push envelope even further by going almost classical on the listener at times. This goes well with a mix of clear voice, monologues and rasps from the deepest, unholy abyss Black Metal can dream of.
‘Tis a tasty metal cocktail, alright, and not your usual Black Metal fare. Something to savor in unholy style – whilst you watch this dreary landscape of icy isolation. You should still give ’em a try. Definitely.
Mist of Misery are:
Mortuz-Denatus – Vocals, lyrics, keys, programming, mixing & mastering
Phlegathon – guitars, lyrics
Damian – bass
By the way, the band also unleashed a pretty stellar video that will give a good taste on these Fields of Isolation:
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