This is my first Miseration album (though since buying it a few days ago, I went back and bought their 1st album, Your Demons-Thier Angels). The members of Miseration have been around the music scene in various bands over the years, and it shows. Chugging along like a well-oiled machine from the second the first track begins, you could believe that Miseration has been playing melodic death metal since its inception. ‘Dreamdecipher’ is the opening track and, from the blast-beat laden opening through the blast-beat laden end, Miseration pummels the listener with speed and technicality while not losing the melody that gives the genre its name. ‘Voyaging the Seas of Thought’ is another standout track, though that is not to say that the other tracks aren’t remarkable. There isn’t a bad second on this album. If you want comparisons, I would say that The Mirroring Shadow fits quite nicely in between Bloodbath and This Ending. My only complaint is that since the album was just released, Miseration won’t be putting out a third album for at least a year. Get it! You won’t be disappointed.