Misanthropic Rage are a band from Poland that plays a very progressive and avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Gates No Longer Shut" which will be released in November by Gods Of War Productions.
A very dark soundscape starts off the album along with some avant garde elements which also mixes in with the heavier and melodic sound that is introduced on the recording a few seconds later as well as the vocals bringing in a mixture of grim black metal screams and clean singing and the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic style.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and they also give the songs more of a raw black metal feeling and the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while also bringing in exotic sounding scales briefly.
The music also gets very progressive at times and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when synths are utilized they give the recording more of an atmospheric edge and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of death metal growls.
Misanthropic Rage plays a style of black metal that is very modern, progressive and avant garde while also having its very raw and heavy moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Ceremonial Magick and Anti Religion themes.
In my opinion Misanthropic Rage are a very great sounding avant garde and progressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gates No Longer Shut" "Into the Crypt" and "I Took My Own Fate In My Hands". 8 out of 10.