I wouldn't really have written the last compliment in the previous paragraph at first. The e.p. opens with a vocal line which made me look at my speakers in disbelief. It wasn't bad but it came so sudden, unexpected and loud that it startled me a bit. However, when the music kicked in, I realized that I was in for an awesome ride with these sorceresses of doom. Yes, 'Inan' is a brilliant mid-tempo doom track.
Mist clearly moves within the traditional regions of doom, mainly influenced by bands like Pentagram, Black Sabbath and Candlemass. The focus is on strong riffs and powerful vocals. 'Inan' contains three new songs and a re-recording of 'Phobia' from their 2013 demo. 'Frozen Velvet' for example is a beautiful hard rock ballad that could have been written in the seventies. I doubt the band members were born in that era but they clearly have doom in their genes.
What strikes me most about the music on this e.p. is the bizarre feeling of already knowing it. This music holds on to the original doom style to that extend that it feels immensely familiar. 'Under The Night Sky', which is my favourite song, incorporates some awesome vocal lines, proving the worth of an excellent vocalist. This song feels so in place, so inborn to the genre that it really is a perfect doom song which can compete with the old classics.
That being said, yes, I think Mist is one of the most promising doom bands I've heard in a while. There's a lot of good acts in that genre but somehow I feel that Mist surpasses many female fronted bands. Jex Thoth, Jess And The Ancient Ones and Avatarium, beware, because here comes the competition. Highly recommended e.p...