Mist Premiere “The Offering” from Debut Album Free Me of the Sun

Posted in audiObelisk, Reviews on May 23rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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Mist release their debut full-length, Free Me of the Sun, June 1 via Soulseller Records. Thus far, the Ljubljana, Slovenia-based five-piece have unveiled two songs from the follow-up to 2015’s EP, Inan’ (discussed here) and the prior Demo 2013 (review here) in the form of “Disembody Me” and album opener “The Ghoul.” Both exceedingly doomly outings, “The Ghoul” touched on a post-Candlemass sense of the epic in its chorus riffing and the echoing vocals of Nina Spruk, while “Disembody Me” dug into a lumbering march that was pure Sabbath in its origins. As they have all along, Mist evoke a sense of classic doom and give the listener the fervent impression that they know exactly what the hell it is they’re doing. Nothing to complain about in either case.

With the reveal of “The Offering,” the band — Spruk alongside guitarists Blaz Tansek (lead) and Ema Babosek (rhythm, also backing vocals), bassist Neza Pecan and drummer Mihaela Zitko [Pleasemist free me of the sun note: accent marks removed from names with apologies because the characters wouldn’t show up in WordPress] — allow listeners to dig a little deeper into Free Me of the Sun, and show something of a different face on the way. Departing from the lurch of “Disembody Me” and the grandiosity of “The Ghoul,” “The Offering” brings a more uptempo kick to its verse riff, a heavy ’70s swing and stomp in its verse calling to mind a modern take on proto-metal and the early NWOBHM doomism of Pagan Altar while trading between faster and slower pacing as it makes its way fluidly through its relatively quick sub-four-minute runtime, retaining the essential tonality and doomed vibe of the other cuts as it goes.

That last factor is perhaps the most significant info one can glean from “The Offering” as it relates to Free Me of the Sun as a whole, because it tells us that Mist, five years on from their demo but still making their debut, are able to capture a varied sound while still retaining the melody and atmosphere central to what they do. I’d tell you more about the record, but my promo was on my recently stolen laptop, so I’m in the same boat as you may be in terms of just having these three tracks to go by ahead of the release. Nonetheless, I think you can hear significant promise in the sound of “The Offering” — dig that solo just before the end — for some of the diversity of approach that Mist are bringing to the 10-track long-player.

One more time, Free Me of the Sun is out June 1 on Soulseller Records. You’ll find “The Offering” on the player below, followed by more info from the PR wire.

Please enjoy:

Mist, “The Offering” official track premiere

When MIST first released their 2013 Demo as an all-female band they never dreamed it would become recognized around the globe for its unique dark harmonies contrasted by powerful feminine vocals. Their music is natural, raw and the riffs reflect the themes of their lyrics – nature, spells, death – which are more often than not deeply inspired by the occult. MIST’s traditional doom sound builds on the legacy of legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Candlemass, Coven, Saint Vitus and others.

In 2014 the band signed with Soulseller Records and released the »Inan’« EP in 2015, as well as their 2013 Demo which had previously been sold-out twice. They have since performed with a number of legendary artists, such as Manilla Road, Jex Thoth, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and have owned the stage at Bloodstock, Hammer Of Doom, MetalDays, Malta Doom Festival and more.

This year, MIST will release ten brand new songs on their first full-length album titled »Free Me Of The Sun«. Staying true to their traditional doom roots the band builds upon strong riffs with bright female vocals and epic guitar solos. The album was recorded in Studio Ork, produced and mixed by Benjamin Kic and mastered by Patrick W. Engel – Temple of Disharmony. With this release MIST are starting a new chapter on their path in the depths of doom. They are eternally grateful to fans for all their support and vow to spread the word of doom ’till death do them part.

Line-up:
Lead vocals : Nina Spruk
Rhythm guitar & backing vocals: Ema Babosek
Lead guitar : Blaz Tansek
Bass : Neza Pecan
Drums : Mihaela Zitko

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Mist Announce Debut LP Free Me of the Sun Due June 1

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 16th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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Slovenian doomers Mist are three years out from their Inan’ EP that marked their first release on Soulseller Records. It’s been half a decade since their Demo 2013 (review here) first turned ears in their direction, and the five-piece have set June 1 as the issue date for their debut full-length, Free Me of the Sun, from which you can stream the track “Disembody Me” at the bottom of this post.

While they may work at a pace we’ll call “doomed” and leave it at that, it doesn’t at all appear Mist have been wasting their time. Even from Inan’ and certainly from the demo, one can hear progression in their sound and songwriting. It seems easy to imagine they’ll work with classic textures throughout Free Me of the Sun — at least, that’s what “Disembody Me” hints toward — but I wouldn’t be surprised either if Mist have a few tricks up their collective sleeve. A mostly straightforward tack with some added nuance seems to be their modus so far.

The following album details came down the PR wire for human consumption:

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MIST – Debut Full-Length in June – Details and First Song released

MIST, the Slovenian priestesses of doom, return with their debut full-length!

“Free Me Of The Sun” will be released through Soulseller Records on 1st June 2018 on CD, vinyl and in digital formats.

Staying true to their traditional Doom Metal roots, the band builds upon strong riffs with bright female vocals and epic guitar solos. The album was recorded in Studio Ork, produced and mixed by Benjamin Kic and mastered by Patrick W. Engel (Temple of Disharmony).

With this release MIST are starting a new chapter on their path in the depths of doom!

Tracklist:
1. The Ghoul
2. Ora Pro Nobis
3. White Torch
4. December
5. Altar Of You
6. Disembody Me
7. The Offering
8. Demonized
9. Delirium
10. Free Me Of The Sun

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