Miel Noir are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of gothic rock, apocalyptic wave, dark ambient, neo-classical and industrial and this is a review of their 2016 album "From The Ashes" which was released by Indiestate Distribution.
Electronic sounds, spoken word parts and heavy guitars start off the album along with some synths and goth rock style vocals and female vocals can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and the music also gets very experimental and avant garde at times.
Militant beats can be heard in some of the songs along with some elements of martial and the music can get very atmospheric at times while also mixing in a touch of neo-classical and as the album progresses the music also starts incorporating industrial and drone into some of the tracks and as the album progresses the music starts getting more diverse and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and on the bonus ep tracks the music adds in some traces of psychedelic while also bringing in touches of electronic dance music.
Miel Noir creates an album that is very hard to classify with the music mixing in goth, industrial, martial, neo-classical and dark ambient to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Miel Noir and if you are a fan of gothic rock, apocalyptic wave, dark ambient, neo-classical and industrial, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Follow The Waves" "Floodgates" "Heimkehr" and "The Burning Season". 8 out of 10.