Misþyrming are a band from Iceland that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Algleymi" which will be released on May 24th by Norma Evangelium Diaboli.
Sounds of war start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. vocals are mostly done in an angry black metal style that sounds very deep at times as well as some of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very raw and melodic style. The riffs also utilize a great amount of melody along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings a modern approach to the black metal genre.
Keyboards can also be heard briefly while one track is an instrumental which also gives the music more of an atmospheric style as well as introducing semi clean playing onto the recording. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Icelandic and cover darkness, suffering, chaos and death.
In my opinion Misþyrming are a very great sounding raw, modern and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Orgia" "Og er haustid lidir undir lok" and "Algleymi". 8 out of 10.