Sweden's Mist Of Misery have returned with a new recording which continues the symphonic style of depressive black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2017 ep "Fields Of Isolation" which will be released in December by Black Lion Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the ep and also mix in with the heavier sections of the music while the vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams along with the music also mixing in symphonic elements as well as spoken word parts also being added into certain sections of the recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling while death metal growls can also be heard briefly along with a couple of the tracks being instrumentals which are used before each vocal track.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they also bring in a cover of Cold World's "Tortured By Solitude" before going into more of an instrumental and classical direction on the remaining tracks and acoustic guitars are also added on the closing song.
Mist Of Misery creates another recording that remains true to the symphonic style of depressive black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover depression 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 "Fields Of Isolation" and "Tortured By Solitude". 8 out of 10.