Mist Of Nihil – “A Faint Aurora” Full-Length (Production, Mixing, Mastering) *Melodic Death Metal

Posted: 10/09/2015 in Audio Production
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Here is the album production for Mist Of Nihil, a Melodic Death band from Athens. I knew the guys before, as I have also produced the vocals for 2 songs off their “Light The Fire” EP.

At the time of the recordings I was also producing/mixing Aetherian, a melodeath band that shares the same singer with these guys. The challenge for me was to differentiate the two productions, and I am glad I managed to do so.

Guitars were recorded with an entry level Ibanez (loaded with upgraded pick ups) that needed a fair amount of high pass filtering to sound nice in the mix. Bass guitar also needed a LOT of compression to sound right, even going as far as note-by-note volume riding and automating EQ settings depending on the part. All vocal growls were double tracked as usual. However, these guys are extremely tight, to the point where some parts needed un-editing to sound natural (true story)

Mixing nowadays can be really creative, so I added many elements that the guys eventually liked: viola/cello parts and extra layers on many songs.

A really nice release, and a pleasant experience.

Recorded, mixed and mastered during Spring 2015.

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