This is a review of another recording from Striborg which is also in the ambient style of black metal and the album was originally released in 2004 and called "Mysterious Semblamce" with the re-issue being released in 2018 as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Death Portal Studio.
Ambient style synths and drones start off the album which also mix in with the heavier sections of the music while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the tremolo picking riffs giving the music more of a raw feeling as well as most of the drum beats being programmed and as the album progresses an ambient instrumental is added onto the recording before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks and at times the music gets very depressive and there are also 3 bonus tracks that where not included on the original.
On this recording Striborg took a very raw style of black metal and mixes it with a great amount of dark ambient and drone elements to create an album that was very different for its time, the production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover nights, misanthropy, forests, death and depression themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Striborg and if you are a fan of ambient black metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mysterious Semblance Of Spectral Trees" "The Ghostly Pallad Hand of Fear" and "Lurking The Murking Damp Forest". 8/5 out of 10.