Review from Astral Noize

January 21, 2020
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 a strange thing to say considering Frigoris do still play black metal and a great deal of …In Stille features steady double bass rhythms and tremolo picked guitar riffs. But melody reigns and it is in the gentle caress or the ecstatic climax of these songs where Frigoris show their teeth. 

As with previous Frigoris records, it takes a patient ear to endure …In Stille. Clocking in at just over an hour with the longest track coming in at twelve minutes, it’s no easy listen. Indeed, less attentive listeners may mistake the album for boring early on, but, given time, Frigoris’ subtle builds and graceful pay-offs prove quite convincing. The songs themselves are surprisingly simplistic, but the melodies are compelling and the interplay between all the instruments is rich in an understated way. Closer ‘Die Gleise an Denen wir starben II (…in Stille)’ demonstrates this well. The underlying layers are straightforward atmospheric black metal, but perfectly placed clean guitars strike a startling contrast in the intro and then give way to masterfully interwoven harmonies. Twelve minutes are gone as suddenly as they came and the last memory of …In Stille is the sound of mournful strings rather than a crescendo of blast beats and distortion and shrill shrieks. As it should be. 

Reviewed by: Brett Tharp

Review from Wonderbox Metal

January 19, 2020
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

January 19, 2020
Published: January 17, 2020

Konzeptalben, die sich über zwei Platten ziehen und dadurch Tiefgang erzeugen (wollen), sind in neuerer Zeit nicht allzu weit verbreitet. Frigoris haben sich nach ihrem Stilwechsel von Pagan auf Post-Black Metal im Jahre 2016 aber für genau diesen Weg entschieden und präsentieren uns mit „…in Stille“ den zweiten Teil einer äußerst melancholischen Reise durch den modernen Black Metal.

Jedoch schien das Konzept auch schon b...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

January 16, 2020
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

January 15, 2020
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