After their critically acclaimed sophomore full length “Absence”, released back in 2016, MIST OF MISERY is returning with their long anticipated mini album “Shackles Of Life” the first of the two chapters to be opened. The symphonic/DSBM band from Stockholm started their journey back in 2010, March, and so far have released two full lengths and two EP releases. Currently, the band is working as a quartet.
First chapter of their dual mini albums, “Shackles of Life” features some of the most gloomy and utter beautiful crafted work in a long time. It’s simply one of those releases that rarely comes out, If you’ve enjoyed “Absence” then this will be a step above.
This EP also marks the sad departure of Erik Molnar‘s history in MIST OF MISERY, he took this decision because of being busy with recording and writing for the new Hyperion album. Erik will of course still linger around for this mini release to watch as everyone absorbs it.
“Broken Chains”, the third track from the mini album, is having a haunting beauty within its mournful atmosphere, filled with the serene arrangements of synths, endless melodic guitar harmonies and stirring melancholic vocals
The mini album was mixed by Mortuz Denatuz and mastered by Ronnie Björnström of Defitory and EAP Mix Room…known for working with bands like Bodyfarm, Aeon, Cut up.
Artwork was done by talented Russian artist Alex Tartsus.