Review from Transcending Obscurity Webzine

August 16, 2014
From: Transcending Obscurity Webzine
Published: August 14, 2014

This German Black Metal band is at once reminiscent of early Agalloch and that can’t be a bad thing. The band however is trying to find its own voice using the template, so to speak. It has a lot to express and goes about employing several acoustics parts and interludes if you will, to reach a point where it’s Black Metal primarily. That’s probably the only problem I have with this release is that it takes too long to build up. I want to get to the part where the music is rife with emotions, it’s fast, it’s poignant. Too much meandering tests your patience. Agalloch, on its landmark album, ‘Pale Folklore’ only did it initially and went on to carry that momentum almost throughout the album. Frigoris, with its hues of Folk-inspired music reminiscent of also Tenhi among others, takes a bit more time to get to the faster parts which is where the band really shines. It’s only in the third track that the band comes into its own, and carries that enthusiasm on to the album highlight that comes after that one in Frühlingsnacht. When it reaches the crescendo, female vocal parts are employed to accentuate the mood – that’s one memorable piece that I keep coming back to. When the band is in its element, it’s as good as Agalloch and has shades of beauty that even Agalloch doesn’t possess. The band even goes on to play really fast, with the drumming almost being in a blastbeat mode. At such times the Swedish bands such as Dissection come to mind, perhaps Sacramentum and also Dawn and Setherial. The melodies are sharp and flowing, and you’re afraid they’d bleed your soul any time now.

This again is an album that requires you to be patient. For me, initially the band was too reminiscent of Agalloch for its own good, but as the album progresses, the band gets mature and writes more individualistic songs. The placement of songs is a matter of concern because I find the momentum waning because of excessive interludes or long slow openings to epic songs. There’s one song that’s very brisk and promising but has spoken word passages which seems to be detrimental to the overall sound. But then all this is trivial given the depth of music found on this album. It has a beautiful texture that you can’t stop yourself from appreciating and a wonderful balance overall of Black Metal and influences from all over that are subtly infused into the proceedings. ‘Wind’ is an exquisite album, one that requires time perhaps even if it’s again very accessible (too much so) for its own good much like Windbruch. But then again, this is something that despite everything is far more lasting than the faceless harsh bands out there. The emotions here are exposed in all their beauty and you can see them as they are. Some you can relate to, some maybe others will.

Reviewed by: Kunal Choksi

Review from Metal Revolution Webzine

May 1, 2014
From: Metal Revolution Webzine
Published: April 29, 2014
*Google translation of Czech review

Frigoris is a German metal band releasing their sophomore album. They were initially formed (2007) as a Pagan & Black Metal band, but steadily developed their sound. Now, it is mostly filled with a beautiful soundscapes and epic emotions.

Their sound nowadays is hard to categorize, but I would call it a melodic and atmospheric black metal. What we have here are eight majestic tracks that are ...

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Review from Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6

March 20, 2014
From: Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6
Published: November 2014

The taste of “Hypnotic Dirge Records” in Black Metal isn’t always easy to understand and be acceptable to me; however, they surely didn’t miss with this second album of German project Frigoris. This time it’s Black Metal based on pagan values and the majesty of nature. Actually it’s a direction taken by many bands of today (including many German ones), like Imperium Dekadenz. Meanwhile, in the case of Fr...

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Review from Volumes of Sin Webzine

March 8, 2014
From: Volumes of Sin Webzine
Published: March 8, 2014

German band Frigoris received their start in 2007 and soon thereafter released their demo, Morgenröte, in 2008. In 2009 Dominik Winter did away with the three other members of his band due to internal differences. He formulated a new group, which consisted of two additional bodies, for the debut full-length album, Nach dem Kreig, which was released in 2010. After an additional line-up change which places three newcomers into th...

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Review from Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2

December 19, 2013
From: Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2
Published: February 2014

As a relatively young and unknown German band, Frigoris strikes with their second full-length album called "Wind", and shift the attention to themselves. Being boldly compared to old Agalloch, old Woods of Ypres and Imperium Dekadenz, "Wind" carefully threads a distinctive path of emotional, atmospheric melodic black metal, with a few pagan black metal touches.  The album delivers a strong emotional and natura...

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Review from Metal Center

December 18, 2013
From: Metal Center Webzine
Published: Unknown

At first I was suprised with German language and very melancholic guitars, then it has began. Simple, but not burish perfect guitar riffs, strong lyrics took me far far away into the dark and brutal tales of the "Wind”. And then I pressed play button... again...and again. I couldn't get enough of this music and grim, but very poetical stories. 

Frigoris is showing clearly that German language doesn't belongs to Rammstein and that good ...

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Review from Metallifer Blogspot

December 5, 2013
From: Metallifer Blogspot
Published: December 4, 2013
*Google translation of French review

Frigoris is a German group active since 2007 located in Essen, which after the first album Nach dem Krieg released in 2010, now offers its new album Wind . Wind was released via labels Misantropic Art Productions and Hypnotic Dirge Records . Frigoris evolves in a register "Atmospheric Pagan Metal, Black Metal". First, what is obvious is the production: solid, flawless, powerful and clear. This...

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Review from

October 30, 2013
Published: October 27, 2013
*Google translation of German review

Pagan Black Metal from Germany - this scene has certainly produced some excellent bands and albums, but also quite often in very large garbage is produced. Frigoris of food hit more on the latter side - though is their second album "Wind" was no big garbage without any bright spots, but it's also really, really not a good album. since switch to "wind" that is reasonably audible, but the majority also int...

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Review from Nocturnal Cult Webzine

October 9, 2013
From: Nocturnal Cult Webzine
Published: October 8, 2013

Majestic Teutonic black metallers Frigoris return for their sophomore album and paint a soundscape of epic and forlorn emotions for nearly 50 minutes on Wind.  After cold, fragile acoustic guitars pull you into a world of natural beauty on Windgefluster, you are then transported to a field of darkness as Zwischenwelten unfolds.  Slowly drifting riffs flow in blackened, yet somehow folky rhythms while stony vocals drag across t...

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Review from The Pit of the Damned Webzine

October 4, 2013
From: The Pit of the Damned Webzine
Published: October 2, 2013
*Google translation of Italian review

Back to the Hypnotic Dirge Records with the third album released this summer, that of the Teutonic Frigoris. The band Dominik Winter (that there is a correlation between the name of the mastermind and how much of icy might evoke the name of the band?) Propina a concentration of black mid tempo very melodic guitars which in some ways may remember the song of the Dissection of the swan...

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Atmospheric Black Metal