After I have had to review a few bad albums lately and now the Spanish band Mistweaver is on display. Odd thing about this album is that the drums were recorded back in 2007 with a hired session drummer called Alfred Berengena. Later on they completed the entire album and eventually 2 years later it will be released. It must be somewhat frustrating to complete an album and waiting for a release for such a long time.
The first thing that sticks out is the carrying keyboard parts in their music. You can compare it a little bit with a band like Dark Tranquillity. The use of the keys sees to more melody and keeps the songs more interesting. The guitars could have been a little clearer and the guitar solos are sometimes a bit false. The songs however are arranged fairly well, but the growls of Raul Weaver could have been more convincing. With Andy LaRocque as producer the album has at least a decent sound and that lifts the rating for this album up to a fair mark. What remains is that Mistweaver is still an average death metal combo and with the many releases it will be difficult to attract attention.
An average album from a band that needs to improve on the next record, otherwise they will drown in a crowded market.