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Review from Concrete Web

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 5, 2020, In : English 
From: Concrete Web
Published: March 5, 2020 

For some reason - do not ask me how - or when, where, whatever - I did not review Nur Ein Moment…, the predecessor of …In Stille. A pity, for this band deserves some (any) additional support and promotion. The same, evidently, goes for the label involved, Hypnotic Dirge Records (although, for this magnificent Saskatoon, Canada based label, I did several other reviews before, for this label deserves any additional attention whatsoever...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: February 17, 2020

‘In Stille’ is atmospheric beyond belief. The black metal soldiers of Frigoris have created a magnificent beast, entwining and deep, multi-layered atmospheres with beauty and grace a plenty.

Each track on the release is a complete journey in itself and each offers elegance and refinement in waves of polish and harmony. The penultimate track on the album, ‘Die Gleise An Denen Wir Starben I’ is an instrumental of beautiful proporti...

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Review from The Sound Not The Word

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, In : English 
From: The Sound Not The Word
Published: February 3, 2020

The role of artwork in putting across an album’s intentions can be taken for granted. It surely seems obvious that, as the most visible part of a record, the cover art should act as a kind of summary of what the musicians want to express; yet so often it feels as if the artwork was an after-thought. But in the case of …In Stille (“In Silence”) by Frigoris, the cover feels like a fine summation of the themes of the alb...

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Review from Everything is Noise

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, In : English 
From: Everything is Noise
Published: January 22, 2020 

I’ve dug pretty deep through the tunnels of melodic black metal, and Frigoris serves to remind me that discovering more acts of high quality in this field prevents the process from getting tiresome. Stumbling upon a good one is among my favourite cathartic moments in experiencing music. The substance, the moods, and the careful balance between tranquil and monstrous is what this emotionally charged offshoot of bleak heaviness...

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Review from Games, Brrraaains, and Head-banging Life

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, In : English 
From: Games, Brrraaains, and a Head-banging Life
Published: January 22, 2020 

Emotionally draining, emotionally harrowing and emotionally horrifying, Firgoris’ understand atmospheric black metal. They have clear grasp on how to be both ugly and beautiful and the same time. We have mellow passages of melody that eases the pain and suffering caused by the ugliness of the black metal. Scarring heaviness that pours from troubled souls, the chaotic rhythm is saved by the sadness cover...

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Review from Astral Noize

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, In : English 
From: Astral Noize
Published: Janaury 21, 2020

Frigoris’ brand of black metal doesn’t really bite in the way you expect black metal to. On their fourth album, …In Stille, the german outfit continue to hone their sound so that it’s not one of jagged edges, but a fine, carefully worked blade. It’s well produced, trading in that traditional harsh, trebly coating for a warm, full low end and smooth guitar tones. It washes over you gently, it doesn’t bowl you over. That’s ...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 19, 2020, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: January 17, 2020

This is the fourth album from Frigoris, an atmospheric post-black metal band from Germany.

Frigoris’ post-black metal is atmospheric and immersive, and as you journey across this 65-minute album, you’ll also discover aspects of doom, progressive metal, and post-rock that are incorporated into the music’s textured tapestry.

The well-crafted songs are dark and filled with a sense of melancholy and sorrow. These are long songs stee...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 16, 2020, In : English 
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: January 16, 2020

And so, here we are with Frigoris, and their album In Stille. With so many extreme bands falling into the category of post this that and the other, sounding fairly generic with very few unique or distinctive aspects to their music the trouble is that artists of this ilk often sound as if very little thought has gone into the work other than to make epic tracks with a duration of anything from five to 25 minutes. So, with Frigoris...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: January 15, 2020

FRIGORIS is a Post Black metal band rooted in the heart of the ruhr-area, Germany. From their Facebook page, “the combination between Black Metal riffing and craftsmanship as well as a postmodern approach towards atmosphere and lyrics form a synthesis that results in long, atmospheric but melodious songs. The isolation and depression in modern society, the beauty of nature and a last pure shimmer of hope left are all tropes you can f...

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 Released: January 24, 2020
Genre: Post-Black Metal