Frostwork are a 1 man band from the United Kingdom that plays a nature style of ambient black metal and this is a a review of their 2008 ep "The Rites Of Winter - The First Storm" which was released by Wodfreca Records.
Drum programming ranges from slow to mid paced beats, while the sound effects bring the sound of nature to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with primitive black metal riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced ambient black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding with some melody being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams that have a depressive feeling to them at times as well as a brief use of spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover forest, winter and nature themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it while you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Frostwork are a very great sounding raw and primitive ambient black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Storm" and "The Eyes Of The Forest". RECOMMENDED BUY.