Mirzadeh are a band from Finland that plays a very melodic and gothic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Desired Mythic Pride" which was released by Inverse Records.
Nature sounds start off the album before going into a more heavier gothic and symphonic gothic metal direction along with some black metal screams and the music also utilizes a melodic edge in both the riffing and solos as well as incorporating death metal growls and some of the slower sections have a doom metal feeling to them.
The music on this album is very 90's orientated and goes back to the melodic, symphonic and gothic side of black metal that was released in that era and they also use a good amount of clean playing in certain sections of the recording and you can easily hear that band is heavily influenced by the black and doom metal bands of their home country.
All of the musical instruments on the album have a very powerful sound to them and on some of the tracks they also add in elements of traditional Finnish folk music as well as a small amount of blast beats in the heavier and faster parts of the music and as the album progresses the songs get more diverse in sound while you can also tell that it is the same band on all of the tracks and they also bring in a brief use of acoustic guitars which gives the album a more progressive feeling along with a small amount of spoken word parts before returning to a heavier direction.
Mirzadeh show a great amount of diversity with their music, their sound is firmly rooted in the symphonic, gothic and melodic sides of black metal put they also have a good amount of pagan, doom and death metal element s in their sound, the production is very professional sounding and the lyrics cover Ancient Finnish Paganism.
In my opinion Mirzadeh are a very great sounding melodic, gothic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Secrets' "Rain Of Blood" "Demented Visions Of Madness" and "Rise With Norther Witchcraft". 8/5 out of 10.