It has been a long wait since the Mistur made its mark on the world with critically acclaimed debut; “Attende”. Fortunately the wait has not been in vain. “In Memoriam” Sees Mistur return with a masterpiece fielding long and layered arrangements, clever melodies and progressive elements mixed with its signature brand of sognametal.
Mistur was started in Sogndal, Norway, by Espen Bakketeig and Andre Raunehaug, and the band was joined shortly after by Stian Bakketeig (Vreid, ex-Windir, ex-Cor Scorpii). After a demo, they landed a deal with Einheit Produktionen, and the debut album "Attende" was released in 2009 to rave reviews. Apart from some festival shows and a tour, the band became inactive for shorter periods, before the work on the follow up album started.
With new vocalist Oliver Øien and new drummer Tomas Myklebust in the band, Mistur got a fresh start that took the band to a new level. The songs are longer, more epic and complex, and the arrangements are bigger. “In Memoriam” was recorded in Conclave & Earshot Studios and in the bands private studio. The album was produced by Mistur main man Espen Bakketeig and mixed by Bjørnar E. Nilsen. With “In Memoriam” Mistur brings new elements into the Sognametal style without loosing it's unique core. The album is a must for all fans of Windir and the Sognametal style, but will certainly also appeal to fans Amon Amarth, Insomnium and Månegarm.
2. Distant Peaks
3. Firstborn Son
4. Matriarch's Lament
5. The Sight
6. Tears of Rememberance