Review from Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 8

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Under: English
From: Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 8
November 2016
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I would love so much to give this album the highest mark, but I simply can’t... This is a very beautiful release, but we are talking about Black Metal after all, so is the word “beautiful” the right one which you would like to find in such a review? Of course, sometimes it might fit, but generally, when I’m going to listen to BM, I expect some other words to be used while describing an album... Of course, Frigoris is a little more than that - the German band is described as Pagan Black Metal. Besides, they base their lyrics on nature a lot, so it’s not surprising that the music is absolutely melodic and especially atmospheric. Basically you can call “Nur ein Moment...” as Atmospheric or even Post-Black Metal, and you definitely won’t be too far from the truth. There are a lot of slow and melancholic parts in here that are totally atmospheric. There are many nostalgic feelings in the aura of the release. You can surely find some similarities with Agalloch or Lunar Aurora and many bands, which orient their creativity to Post-BM or even Blackgaze styles. But keep in mind that Frigoris is much more BM then the latter, even though they are far from any occult Death/Black either. It’s not only because atmosphere and slowness (or average rhythm) dominates against speed and aggressiveness - it’s generally another level. Unfortunately, it’s not for my taste that much. The question for the end would be: should I value it among the similar genre or the entire BM scene instead? Both answers should be “yes”. The problem is that there are better albums in both categories... It’s absolutely nicely made, the music is gorgeous and the cold atmosphere/aura is fascinating. Simply beautiful... but that’s not enough. I don’t see the album standing on the Olympus of the genre. It probably will give just short-term satisfaction for most of the listeners, as I don’t think it will stand the test of time... 

Rating: 8/10
Reviewed by: Odium

In : English 

 Released: August 25, 2016
500 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Post-Black Metal