1.The Northwinds Rend Flesh
4.Reaping The Seeds Of Corruption
4.Damage Over Time
Hailing from the frostbitten plains of North Dakota, Frosthelm has contrived a vile brew of Blackened plague-infused thrash, abundant with punishingly memorable thrash riffs filled with tinges of black metal savageryoffering something unique and inspiring to the new school arena of extreme music.
Formed in 2009, Frosthelm has thus far released a demo, and with much acclaim, have been steadily gaining momentum in local metal scenes. An appearance in TERRORIZER magazine's September issue of their compilation series entitled "Fear Candy" features a song off of their new EP entitled "The Northwinds rend flesh." They plan to continue writing a full length record, play shows, and infect the masses one by one, until all are under the banner of the almighty Frosthelm.
Frosthelm is a new name to me and I'm not sure what to expect,another crappy release to be forgotten soon?
Actually no! This sounds brilliant already at first spin,and I've listened to it about 10 times now and I'm still not bored.
They play a wonderful mix of death/black metal witch at times reminds me of Dissection, especially some the guitar riffs,but don't despair,these guys do not enter in the trap and become boring clones.
Rather they use some of the best elements from old black/death ,especially swedish as far as I can hear and blend it with "modern" metal.
You might say that this has been done several times before.
Listen to the "Goblindriver" and you'll hear what I mean.
Well,then I say fuck you 'cause this is a great release with very good and memorable riffs and deserves to be heard.
It has the aggression and intensity from thrash,the brilliant death metal feel combined with some darker elements and if this is what we can expect on their full lenght the future of this band looks brilliant.
The 3'rd track "Reaping The Seeds Of Corruption" starts of with a riff sounding like it was originally supposed to be on an Immortal release during the "Sons Of Nothern Darkness" era. But besides that no obvious similarities,but who hasn't some similarities these days anyway.
A great EP for fans of brutal melodic black/death with thrash influences.
I look forward to hearing the full lenght from these guys,are they certainly deliver on this release!
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