Swedish black metal band Mist of Misery are on a roll – this will be their third release in two years, and they’re getting better with each one. They rose to prominence after getting signed to their local label Black Lion Records, starting with their well-received full length ‘Absence’. They released an EP titled ‘Shackles of Life’ last month and I’m a bit surprised to see another release scheduled for late this year titled ‘Fields of Isolation’. Nonetheless, more good music never hurts and we’re pleased to be the first to premiere a song, nay a video, from that release.
It’s the title track and even has Paolo Bruno of the Brazilian black metal band Thy Light doing a guest appearance. It begins in an impressive manner, the subtle piano tunes breaking the silence with the keyboards joining in creating a grand atmosphere. It’s virtually atmospheric black metal but has its base in delicate melodies. It’s not often that a video complements the music, but in this case it not only does that but even goes on to enhance the music by its beautifully shaded visuals. There’s nothing jarring or drastic in the song – it’s just a gentle progression throughout, punctuated by the vocals shrieking from within the mist so to speak, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. It’s beautifully produced, even better than before, and could possibly be their best material yet. The emphasis on atmosphere is the key and it seems the band have done everything right here. Without further ado then, here’s the exclusive video of this very promising band: