Frust are a solo project that has been featured before in this zine and on the recording plays a very experimental and atmospheric form of post black metal and this is a review of his self released 2019 album "Recurring Dreams" which will be released in April.
An ambient orientated intro starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. Grim sounding black metal screams can be heard in certain sections of the recording while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and they also mix experimental elements into the heavier sections of the music at times.
Clean playing is also added into certain sections of the recording and they also expand the post rock influence that is also a very huge part of the music.When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard.
Some of the tracks are all instrumental while one track also introduces female vocals onto the recording, the music is a lot less black metal influenced then the previous release along with some folk music elements being used at times and the closing track is very long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Frust which shows him going into a different musical direction and if you are a fan of atmospheric and experimental post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Recurring Dreams" "Earth" "Call Of Madness" and "Verfall". 8 out of 10.