Sweden's Mist Of Misery have returned with a new recording that continues the symphonic style of depressive black metal from previous releases and this is a review of t heir 2017 ep "Shackles Of Life" which will be released in August by Black Lion Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the ep along with some symphonic elements a few seconds later and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile high pitched depressive black metal screams make their presence known.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and clean vocals are also added on one of the tracks while the tremolo picking gives the songs a more raw black metal feeling and a couple of instrumentals can also be heard and one track also brings in a small amount of classical guitars.
Mist Of Misery creates another recording that remains true to the symphonic style of depressive black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, depressive, and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mist Of Misery and if you are a fan of symphonic and depressive black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Placid Drowning" and "Dagon". 8 out of 10.