Mist Of Misery are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a symphonic form of depressive black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Absence" which was released by Black Lion Productions.
Thunder sounds and symphonic style synths start off the album which also gives the music a very atmospheric feeling and after the intro the music retains its symphonic elements while also going into a heavier direction after a couple of minutes along with some high pitched depressive black metal screams.
When the music speeds up it brings in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which in return gives the music more of a raw black metal edge and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean playing along with classical guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
All of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in more of a melodic fashion and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while a couple of the tracks are all instrumental and the synths also bring in touches of dark ambient.
Mist Of Misery creates another recording that takes a depressive style of black metal and mixes it in with the symphonic elements of the mid 90's while also showing more progress this time around, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover depression themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Mist Of Misery and if you are a fan of symphonic and depressive black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Euthanasia" "Whistful Twilight" and "Mist Of Misery". 8 out of 10.