Mussorgski are a band from Poland that plays a mixture of symphonic black metal and ambient and this is a review of their 2016 album "Creatio Cosmican Bestiae" which will be released in February as a joint effort between Godz Ov War Productions and Third Eye Temple.
A very dark ambient sound starts off the album along with some elements of classical and after awhile the music gets more heavy and melodic as well adding in deep black metal style growls while also mixing the heaviness in with the symphonic parts and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
You can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and spoken word parts can be heard in the music at times along with a great portion of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the keyboards at times also bring in the atmosphere of a horror movie and they also bring in a couple of instrumental tracks.
Some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard while most of the music sticks either to a slow or mid paced musical direction and as the album progresses a brief use of male and female choirs can be heard and the last track also brings in elements of electronic and industrial music.
Mussorgski plays a musical style that is very heavily rooted in symphonic black metal while also mixing in elements of experimental, ambient and classical to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover scientific, universe and anti christian themes.
In my opinion Mussorgski are a very great sounding mixture of symphonic black metal and ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "God Is In The Neurons" "Key To The Universe" and "Paradisum". 8 out of 10.