Monday, November 19, 2012

Frostwork/Lore Of Winter - Eadspell/Wodfreca Records/2012 CD Review


  Frostwork  are  a  1  man  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that h as  been  featured  before  in this  zine with  a  musical  style  that  I  would  describe  as  being raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Lore  Of  Winter-Eadspell"  which  was  released  by  Wodfreca  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  sound  effects  bring  to  the  sounds  of  nature  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  a  good  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  to  enhance  the darkness  that  is  coming  out  of  the  music.

  Vocals range  from  high  pitched  black  meta  screams  that  have  a  depressive  sound  to  them  at  times  and  clean  singing  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts, while  the  lyrics  cover  the  winter  season  and  Northern  landscapes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and primitive  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  recording  from  Frostwork  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Winter  Raven"  "Frozen  Veins  Shed  No  Blood"  and  "This  Women  Wolf  Skin  Clad".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

  

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