Miasmata are a solo project from New Zealand that plays an aggressive form of black metal with elements of traditional metal and this is a review of his 2021 album "Unlight: Songs of Earth And Atrophy" which will be released in March by Naturmacht Productions.
A very heavy and aggressive sound starts off the album while blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections of the songs. The riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and traditional metal elements along with all of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostyl high pitched black metal screams. When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly on a couple of songs and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and keyboards can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as the music also taking some 80's influences and mixing it with a more modern style. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes,.
In my opinion Miasmata are a very great sounding mixture of black and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Caverns Of Malachite" "A Blaze Of Starfire" and "Spell Of Unlight". 8 out of 10.