MIST OF MISERY - Absence CD
(Jewel case CD )
Mist of Misery have crafted, and I’ll say it again, a gorgeous piece with Absence. The melding of symphonic black metal and the DSBM stuff creates something truly moving. It’s like a funeral that goes from dusk until dawn. It’s like watching sunlight drown in the horizon. Even non-listeners of black metal can find something to love here. The band are also hoping to release their follow up next year. Another five to six-year absence would be a shame.
Mist of Misery are an interesting, meditative, epic, and depressing beast. Hailing out of Stockholm, Sweden,
Mist of Misery is all about this dark beauty; they are not trying to create black metal that is frightening, demonic, or anything of the sort. This is romantic; it is black capes and candles and wine and Shakespeare and broken hearts.
The cover is of a lone cloaked figure amongst twisted trees; even the logo itself is constructed of elegant spirals and wispy lines that tell you this is music meant to be emotive. The title of Absence speaks of this same longing Just gazing into the cold album artwork by Alex Tartsus sets the perfect mood for Absence. And by the time it’s over, you might be able to feel the scraping of bare branches on your skin.