The Milwaukee, Wisconsin metalcore band has put out their new album independently and includes a bit of progressive metal in their sound. These eleven new songs come at you hard and furious, with fists swinging, but with flourishes of finesse that grab you.
On their fourth studio album, and first since 2008, MISERY SIGNALS has put out an album that flows and blends together from track to track, from heavy to lighter sounding, sometimes even in the same song without it sounding forced or contrived. There are a lot of atmospheric parts on the album and very beautiful, gentle sounds, as well as brutal and heavy sounds that lay waste to the surroundings, and it really shows the talent that they have to give you the highs and lows with stunning playing. The growled and shouted vocals, the devastating drumming, the killer bass, and the guitar playing that lays down hard riffs, gentle strumming and powerful solos give you a crushing return to the scene after a lengthy hiatus. The highlights were “Luminary”, “Reborn (An Execution)”, “Carrier”, “Two Solitudes”, “The Shallows”, and “Ursa Minor”.
A fantastic return from a band many thought had disappeared into the ether, but came back better than ever. With the added progressive metal, there is a lot to explore on this album, something that yo can do while you listen to it again and again.