Mistweaver are a band from Spain that plays a melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Nocturnal bloodshed" which will be released in March by Susperia Records.
Sounds of birth start off the album along with some classical guitars a few seconds later which also leads up to some drum beats and spoken word parts before adding in more of a heavy and atmospheric sound and after the intro the music speeds up and adds in blast beats and death metal growls.
When the album finds its style it is in a melodic death metal direction but also mixes in a great amount of atmospheric and symphonic elements along with a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads are utilized they bring more of an old school death metal sound to the recording while also remaining true to the melodic tradition of the bands musical style.
On some of the tracks operatic female vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and most of the vocals are more deeper than most melodic death metal growls and a good portion of the music is very heavily rooted in the darker side of early 90's death metal and the classical guitars of the intro also return in certain sections of the recording along with a small amount of spoken word parts and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while another track bring s in elements of folk metal.
Mistweaver plays a style of melodic death metal that is very heavily rooted in the 90's while also mixing in atmospheric and symphonic elements which also gives their musical style more of a modern feeling, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, sorrow, war and medieval themes.
In my opinion Mistweaver are a very great sounding atmospheric, symphonic and melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The biggest Threat" "Hell's Arrival" "Nocturnal Bloodshed" and "Deciever's Fall". 8/5 out of 10.