Crushing exploration of grief and nothingness. Interesting to see the evolution of the band's sound as time progresses. Glad to have this in my collection.
Favorite track: IX - Crestfallen Usurper.
"Mishlei" is a compilation of Mizmor's music made between 2013 and 2015, between the self-titled full length and "Yodh". Originally released across an EP and three splits, and clocking in at 75 minutes of wholly doomed black metal, these five songs together make up a unique full-length listening experience all their own.
These works find the project at its most transitional, chronicling a period of time rich with progress in both the spiritual and sonic aspects of the Mizmor journey. Those familiar with Mizmor's past releases may remember the triple cassette Psalter Boxset from 2017, the middle tape of which compiled these songs under the title "Mishlei" for the first time. Hearing these songs together inspired a "Mishlei" CD release in 2018. And now, in 2020, the collection is finally getting the vinyl treatment from Gilead Media in efforts to preserve and refresh these more underground, lesser known releases from Mizmor.
This 3LP vinyl edition will be presented in a 6-panel gatefold jacket with flooded black pockets and overall matte finish (similar to the "Ceremonies of Humiliation"
3LP set by THOU). All audio is fully re-mastered for this collection. The 6th side of this set features a laser etching of the stunning cover graphic illustrated by Bryan Proteau.
The tracks that comprise "Mishlei" were originally released as parts of:
Untitled Winter EP
released October 3, 2019
All songs written and performed by A.L.N.
Additional vocal performance: M.S.W. (VII)
Engineering personnel: A.L.N. (V), Jordan Huston (V), Nate Myers (VI, VIII), M.S.W. (VI, VII), Edgar McRae (VIII), Sonny DiPerri (IX)
Mastering personnel, Adam Gonsalves (All tracks re-mastered for 2020 collection)
this band so far can do no wrong. this is an album people will be talking about for years and years to come. it's an instant classic. it has everything you want in a death metal record. this is a must have album and my album of the year in 2019 kittyandpooch
Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle are not playing opposites, nor even allies on this record. They are constantly swapping roles and spotlights. At times, Rundle leads while Thou backs. At others, Thou is center stage. It's a magnificent, ego-less union. felixwav