The Mist from the Mountains - The Mist from the Mountains (2022)


Creating a very unique and timeless-sounding release, today we have Finland’s The Mist from the Mountains and their eponymous debut full-length album. Mixing elements from old-school Borknagar and Arcturus with the ferocity and melody of the modern Black Metal of bands like Uada and Mgła, this release delivers nearly 40 minutes of pure musical bliss.

After a folky build up, “Empyrean Fields” grows into an all-out head banging section with catchy riffs and intense drumming. Here is where that Mgła/Uada melodic (and yet blistering) style blends into the band’s late 90’s/early 2000’s Nordic BM influences as pieces like “A Paean to Fire” and “Thus Spake the Tongueless Serpent” deliver that dynamism that soaring clean vocals and crafty instrumental and atmospheric arrangements bring to the table.

Our favorite track has to be the killer “With the Sun and the Skies and Birds Above” and its atmospheric passages, paired with crafty melodic guitars and a very epic pace. Far from linear, each track perfectly weaves multiple different tempos with expertly crafted melodies, delivering a very intense and yet refined release, as heard in “Master of Wilderness” and the brilliant closer “After God”.

Mixing two very melodic and effective brands of Black Metal, The Mist from the Mountains has created a recognizable sound that incorporates modern advancements in the genre, capturing multiple fan-bases at the same time. If you are in the market for atmospheric and yet guitar-driver BM with plenty of harshness and melody, look no further and get a copy of this killer release.

Band: The Mist from the Mountains Album: The Mist from the Mountains

Label: Primitive Reaction

Release: January 28th, 2022

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Genre: Melodic Black Metal

Country: Finland

Rating: 96/100

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