Misery Signals
Absent Light


3.5
great

Review

by Manqaness24 USER (6 Reviews)
July 16th, 2013 | 44 replies


Release Date: 07/23/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Malice of Magum Heart + Mirrors+ Syth= Absent Light

After Five years Misery Signals profound accomplishment with "Controller" now we have their fourth album "Absent Light"

This album is about 42 mins and 52 seconds long roughly 11 tracks of new material.

Upon listening to this album i have noticed a couple of changes in Misery Signals Style. First in comparison to there previous work this is more of a early Hardcore sound. This change is not a negative whatsoever. Especially with the addition of a new guitarist "Gregory Thomas" His guitar work is superb to Misery signals. Karl's vocals are still as earth shattering as ever. They are to a point in which i can see heaven bowing down at his performance. The rest of the band have the flash like they always did and stellar in creating a new path for the band to experiment down. The production value is very spot on for a album of this sort but sometimes spotty.

A new welcome change to sound of Misery Signals is the use of synthesizers in the music as well. I found them to add dynamic layers and feeling to each of the tracks in which it was used. Especially on track "Luminary"


Overall this album is a step down from the "progressive" side of "Controller" to a similar stance they had with their earlier works around the 2000's.



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TheNexus100
July 15th 2013


2578 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

umm

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CK
July 15th 2013


4946 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Flag this please

nicktheman1
July 15th 2013


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

"Overall this album is a step down from the "progressive" side of "Controller" to a similar stance they had with their earlier works around the 2000's."

Stop reading there. Ah shit...

Seriously though, early 2000s? Brush up on your MS history.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013


50869 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You might want to finish this fragment of a review

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Cygnatti
July 15th 2013


21869 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I've written soundoffs longer than this...

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013


50869 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've written reviews as short as this, but this doesn't really say anything

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2013


31491 Comments


This album is about 42 mins and 52 seconds long roughly 11 tracks of new material.


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July 15th 2013


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TheNexus100
July 15th 2013


2578 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

thank you

wacknizzle
July 15th 2013


13613 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Uh, they're strings not synths bub. Stopped reading there.

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ChuckyTruant
July 16th 2013


15725 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Didn't even bother reading after I read the summary

VinVal
July 16th 2013


898 Comments


pos for humor

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J0ckstrapsFTW
July 16th 2013


3656 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

gaaaaaayyyyyyeeee

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CK
July 16th 2013


4946 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It'a not even humorous though

FearThyEvil
July 16th 2013


12690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Starting to really like this now. It took a few listens though.

Scoot
July 16th 2013


17887 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah it's solid, about as good as mirrors

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FearThyEvil
July 16th 2013


12690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like it more than Mirrors. Mirrors is my least favorite but it's becoming a fan favorite on this site suddenly.

TheFantasticDangler
July 16th 2013


1171 Comments


youve got to be trolling me

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joshieboy12345
July 16th 2013


5371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks for telling me how long the album goes for and that it's got 11 songs. Great info......

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013


8019 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

roughly 11 tracks of new material.



or, you know, exactly 11 tracks of new material



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