Mystic Wonders are a band from Maldives that plays a very melodic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Prophecy of the Chosen".
A very melodic and technical sounding guitar solos starts off the album and they are also a huge part of all of the tracks and some of the riffs also bring in a traditional metal feeling at times and on the second track the music starts going for more of a melodic black/death metal sound along with a good mixture of growls and screams.
You can hear a heavy thrash influence in the bands musical sound at times along with a good balance between slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses clean singing power metal style vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording while some of the later tracks add in a decent amount of blast beats which also bring in a touch of brutal death metal to the bands musical sound along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the band also adds in elements of neo-classical in the leads and solos at times.
Mystic Wonders plays a very modern style of melodic death metal that is heavily mixed in with black metal, neo-classical and a touch of thrash to create an album that brings in the perfect balance between melody and heaviness, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and realistic themes with a touch of fantasy.
In my opinion Mystic Wonders are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Maiden's tear" "Purgatory" "Utopia" and "Prophecy". 8 out of 10.