Magister Dixit are a band from Quebec, Canada that plays a very atmospheric and epic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Maze Of Thousand Ways" which was released by PRC Music.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark, atmospheric and epic sound to the recording along with a brief use of flutes, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast 90's style Scandinavian style black metal riffs that utilize a great amount of dark sounding melodies, well the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the classical guitars which are only used briefly use finger picking and full chords to enhance the dark atmosphere of the music.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams with some clean singing and deep growls, while the lyrics cover darkness and occult themes with the last song being written in French, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound to it with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Magister Dixit are a very great sounding epic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Maze Of Thousand Ways" "Ancient Tongue We Speak" and "L' Heritier du Mal". RECOMMENDED BUY.