Review from Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 20, 2014 Under: Album Reviews
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 Frigoris, the music is significantly more atmospheric. Though there’s much astonishing speed, fast rhythms and riffs, BM-like vocals are dominant, there are still different acoustic parts - slower, melancholic - as well as elements, such as murmurs or a simple natural esoteric. They contribute to the atmospheric feel, making it similar to works by Woodtemple. On the other hand, you can’t call this record anything other than Metal. Certain vocals, drums and even guitars pieces remind me of another band from Germany - Kermania. All these examples are positive signs, though.

However, in my opinion, the disc lacks weight. While epic-ness and atmosphere are the trumps that make the album great, I’m sure heaviness and aggression would contribute to the album even more. Still, the disc, dedicated to the wind, falls to the list of majestic, epic releases that are definitely worth more attention. 

Rating: 8/10
Reviewed by: Odium

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: frigoris wind nach dem krieg melodic folk black metal atmospheric post-rock 


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Atmospheric Black Metal