Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 22, 2016 Under: English
From: Gorger Reviews
Published: September 3, 2016
Fully aware of Hypnotic Dirge Records' reputation, the label amongst other cooperate closely with Solitude Productions, I said yes to review this without knowing what I was in for.
When it appeared that Frigoris didn't fit into the safe, good death/doom profile, but rather colours the world dark grey with sombre blue shades in the form of monotonous post-metal, I was about to resign.
Let me nonetheless present Nur ein Moment… für Sie, der liebt post-metall.
When the band calms the pace and presents beautiful, tearful melancholy, the band's rather graceful melodies shine through. As usually, the melodies are often presented via, or even behind, generic shoegaze riffs.
In conventional manners, the melodies are fair, but as so often within this genre, they differ not from the masses. The vocals are angry and black, but the overall mood is neither completed furious, hateful, black, depressed or devilish. Vocals without hope, over tunes with a hint of sunshine, just feels whiny and emo and I become dejected and impatient. Will these six songs never finish. With a duration of over 50 minutes, the album feels as if it'll last for half an eternity.
The violin in closing Station is however gorgeous as hell. I'll give the emotional Germans that.
This most certainly didn't become the objective review I originally had in mind, but hey, fuck it. We all have different tastes, and this album is really quite nice. I'm just tired of self-pitying monotonous moaning. If you have a taste for what I am weary of, fairly regular, whining and complaining post-monotony, it may very well be that you will embrace the quartet's third full-length album, Nur ein Moment…
Ergo, you're strongly advised to form your own opinion!
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