Misericordia are a band from Sweden that plays a very fast and heavy form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Throne of Existence" which was released by Deepsend Records.
A very dark and distorted Swedish style black metal sound starts off the album before speeding up and adding in blast beats which also leads up to some deep grim growls and high pitched screams and after awhile the band starts using a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a great amount of melody.
You can the Norwegian and Swedish black metal influences throughout the recording and when solos and leads are utilized they continue the dark and melodic tradition of the bands musical style and the band focuses more on an early to mid 2000's era of black metal instead of copying the 90's style while that element is still used at times and they manage to keep everything in a very aggressive musical direction.
You can hear a great amount of talent and skill in the way the band approaches their musical instruments which also all have a very powerful presence and all can be heard, also the music at times has a very technical felling to the structures while still having enough of a true grim black metal atmosphere, and after awhile you can hear some death and thrash metal elements being presented in more of a blackened manner in certain sections of the recording along with small amounts of clean guitars as well as an instrumental before going back to vocals on the later tracks which also sees a brief use of spoken word samples being added in briefly along with a few seconds of clean singing.
Misercordia plays a style of black metal that takes the melody of the Swedish bands and mixes it in with the speed and heaviness of the newer Norwegian bands to create some very dark, raw and aggressive black metal that also has more structure and skill than most bands of this genre, the production sounds very dark, powerful and professional while the lyrics cover dark and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Misercordia are a very great sounding fast, aggressive and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Throne of Our Existence" "For Our Father" "The Righteous Order" and "Followers". 8 out of 10.