Poland's Mord'A'Stigmata have returned with a new album which continues the avant garde style of post black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "Dreams Of Quiet Places" which will be released in April by Pagan Records.
Ambient sounding synths start off the album and also mix when with the heavier sections of the music at times while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly angry sounding black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dissonant yet melodic style while thee faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of blast beats. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and at times the music gets very experimental and avant garde sounding.
A decent amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while one track also introduces elements of electro-industrial onto the recording. Clear vocals are also added onto some of the later parts and they also enhance the avant garde side of the music and as the album progresses a brief use of whispered vocals can also be heard, the album also closes with an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover esoteric, spirituality, negativity and misanthropic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Mord'A'Stigmata and if you are a fan of avant garde post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Between Walls Of Glass" "Spirit In Cristal" and "Into Soil". 8 out of 10.