Strange black metal album that is both refreshing and listenable
There is quite a bit to digest listening to this album. So I'll do my best to try and prepare listeners for what they'll be getting into with 'Misanthropic Sedition'. Part black metal, part symphonic metal and plenty odd, this album really throws twists and turns at you worthy of a Hollywood thriller. You get these really classic sounding bm passages that are suddenly accented by bursts of symphonic keyboards that are tastefully used. Then there's several moments of intense, catchy riffing that is then replaced by lovely jazz inspired guitar and drumming. The opening track sums up exactly what is in store for you throughout this album. The vocals are a great mixture of blackened and cleans that work very well together. With four originals and covers of The Cure's "The Figurehead" and Dissection's "Where Dead Angels Lie", both of which showcase the band's unique ability to pull off each one. There's plenty to satisfy the bm fan throughout this one but take your time listening to this one there as there is lots to absorb.