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Sweden (2006 – present)

Miseration is a band formed in Sweden in 2006. Their lyrics primarily deal with themes of inner struggles and religious conflict. The band is one out of a collection of collaborations with both Jani Stefanovic and former Scar Symmetry vocalist Christian Älvestam; for example, both also play with Solution .45. Miseration have released three albums to date. Their first album, Your Demons – Their Angels, was released September 20, 2008. Their second album, The Mirroring Shadow was released in 2009, and their third album, Tragedy Has Spoken, in June 2012.

There has been some debate over whether Miseration is a Christian band. “Most of the music and lyrics were written by guitarist Jani Stefanovic (Divinefire, Essence of Sorrow) for a band called Renascent, which he co-founded, then quit early on, taking his songs with him to Miseration. Stefanovic is a big-time Christian, along with everybody else in the band except vocalist Alvestam. So, in deference to the singer’s absence of faith, songwriter Stefanovic toned down what might have otherwise been mega-Christian lyrics to thinly veiled Christian lyrics. But they’re technically in the realm of religio-neutrality. Technically.”

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Christian Älvestam – lead vocals
Jani Stefanovic – lead guitar, bass guitar, drums
Marcus “Skägget” Bertilsson – guitar
Oscar Nilsson - drums
Christian Lundgren - bass guitar

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    10 Mar 10:19pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    Got The Mirroring Shadow for 5 euro's, it was practically an steal! And awesome steal I might ad :P

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BlindSlaves

    @DaviFerreira12, all of the members except the lead singer (Christian Älvestam) are Christian and some of their lyrics could be construed to be Christian-esque, but they're not a Christian band. Who cares either way? It's great music.

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    -voyaging the seas of thought- Awesome ( ^ω^)( ^ω^)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Epak

    The latest album reminds me of Soreption. The sound is very similar, check out Tomb of Tephra for example. Diggin' Stepping Stone Agenda.

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Sojk

    I'm surprised how little attention this band is getting.

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DatRin

    Tragedy > YDTA > Mirroring Shadow. Love all three but Tragedy is just too brutal for me not to love.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • MKVR32

    Their first album is definitely melodic. The next is a transition between the two death and melodic death, and the newest is clearly death metal with some outside influences.

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • metalhead61484

    Christian Älvestam <3 <3 <3

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • faith_fractured

    the word "melodic" has nothing to do with this band......didnt like it either

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • raZerwyrE

    really sad production on the new album.I wish the next one is like The Mirroring Shadow.

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
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    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • spideralex90

    I really like the new album, It feels like they are trying to distance themselves from melodic death metal more, and head more in the direction of Tech Death. I'd say the Mirroring Shadow is their best still, but I like Tragedy Has Spoken.

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • KV626

    Prod on the album is abhorrent, seriously.. Album is okay, just had my first listen through. The Mirroring Shadow destroys the new stuff though.

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • SinStalker22

    Xelias11, I have to agree. It also suffers a bit in production value..

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Xelias11

    Tragedy Has Spoken is kinda ok. The Mirroring Shadow is simply superior because it has more memorable songs imo.

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Riktenkay

    Decent album but kinda weird and not a patch on The Mirroring Shadow. You have to wonder just wtf they were thinking when they wrote this.

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Alercito

    be surprised to hear clean vocals on the album is impressive wings of brimstone

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    The new album is okay, but the production quality is actually pretty horrible...

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ALVESTAM

    Waylayer!!!

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
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