Mistur are a band from Norway that plays a mixture of black and viking metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "In Memoriam" which will be released on May 27th by Dark Essence Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric synths a few seconds later that also use a variety of many different sounding keys and also gives the music more of an epic feeling and they also give in with the heavier sound which also introduces melodic guitar leads onto the recording.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while clean singing pagan vocals as well as growls are also used quite a bit throughout the recording and the riffs also utilize a great amount of melody and the synths also mix in progressive elements at times and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking can be heard giving the music a raw feeling.
A great amount of blast beats can be heard during the faster sections of the songs while the solos and leads stick to a very melodic musical style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and elements of folk metal can also be heard at times and there is also a brief use of clean guitars on one of the tracks.
Mistur plays a musical style that takes black and viking metal and mixes them together to create a very heavy, melodic and epic album, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse mythology themes.
In my opinion Mistur are a very great sounding epic and melodic black/viking metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Distant Peaks" and "The Sight". 8 out of 10.