Jun 222019
 

Two man project Mystic Winter bring their diy ethic to bear on the ep Tergiversating Blasphemies

Mystic Winter arose from the ashes of the band Haloed Patriots in the woods of Indiana and the early material sprang from two band members realizing material they had did not fit the previous band’s identity.  In March of 2018, Mystic Winter released the single “Withered”,  with Tergiversating Blasphemies coming in 2019. With musical influences including black metal icons like Antestor, Crimson Moonlight, Horde, and Vials of Wrath, one might expect a project filled with black metal and explorations into the ambient side of the genre.

The ep opens with “Exordium” a haunting mostly ambient, keyboard and horror movie sound effect laden track with some deep, growled spoken word over the top.  Suprisingly, the next track “Nomadic Tumor” also starts out with the atmospheric keyboard intro,  instead of the usual explosion of riffs and blastbeats common to the genre.  Unfortunately, while the keyboards sound as if they were recorded normally, once the rest of the music comes in it sounds more like it was recorded in metal box a ways away from the microphones.  The songs is muffled echo-driven noise separated by cleanly recorded keyboard sections.  Ambient black metal noise seems a fitting description. Continue reading »

Mar 162019
 

Mystic Winter, the raw and atmospheric, frost-bitten black metal project from Indiana, has officially released their debut EP, titled “Tergiversating Blasphemies.” The five-song EP has something of a concept behind.

“My lyrical writing for the first track that I wrote, the title track, was focused around hypocrisy in the Christian church and how certain offshoots incorporate Pagan beliefs into their theology and teachings. However, all of the tracks hold a certain level of hope for the end, while depressing and sad throughout, the end bears redemption through Christ” writes Vocalist/Drummer Asaph. Continue reading »

Mar 292018
 

The Bearded Dragon Productions releases their sophomore single, titled ‘Withered’ by a new project called Mystic Winter. The project consists of Asaph (Vocals, Programmed Drums) and Asher (Guitars, Bass). The two members, also apart of Haloed Patriots, were working on a new material for HP, and they decided to form Mystic Winter, as recently the band went over new names recently. Mystic Winter, however, was not decided upon, leaving it open for this new project. The band recorded a single track ‘Withered.’ Continue reading »