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Review: Mizantropia - Oblivion

Label: Metal Scrap Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 50:59
Tracks: 11
Genre: Gothic Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: August 6, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)

Labeled as extreme Gothic Metal, Ukraine's Mizantropia make quite an entrance on their debut album Oblivion. The band has two women in the line-up; Anastasia Kurchenko on drums and Kateryna Sinegina on vocals, both succeeding at their own roles and as a part of Mizantropia.

Oblivion is the band's second studio album and it's completely sung in their Ukrainian language, which isn't in the slightest bit disturbing. In fact, it brings something fresh to Mizantropia's stuff especially when Kateryna switches from aggressive Black Metal snarls and shrieks to clean vocals and the sonorous nature of this language comes forth beautifully. Mizantropia's stuff is well crafted and aggressive lots of atmosphere to keep it interesting for the listeners. Striking and mournful melody lines aren't completely strangers either and Oblivion is pretty much packed with them. Calling this stuff extreme Gothic Metal seems to be fitting as it's definitely extreme at times. In fact, without Kateryna's hostile Black Metal venom I am not sure they would be able to offer anything THAT exciting in the long run. The last song on Oblivion, "One for the Road", is obviously meant as a joke and sounds like a redneck attempt at letting off steam so they aren't serious and extreme all the time.    

Is Oblivion worth checking out, I can hear some of you asking? Could be, depending on what you are looking for.

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