This is another review of a recording from Frostbitten with the musical style this time around being Black Sabbath style doom metal instead of black metal that he is known for and this is a review of his self released 2013 album "The Void Of Insanity".
"Live Forever" begins with heavy guitar riffs and drums and after a few seconds melodic clean singing vocals become a part of the song along with some melodic riffing shortly after that and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
'Possessed By The Spirits Of Heel" begins with some 70's style doom metal guitar riffs and drums and then the melodic hard rock/metal vocals start kicking in along with some aggressive elements and after a couple of minutes there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized.
"The Art Of Warfare" begins with some heavy and dark riffs along with some drums which lead to the vocals kicking in and after a few minutes there is some guitar solos and leads used briefly but for the most part the song maintains the same pace until the end.
"A Good Old Fashioned Haunting" begins with some 70's style guitar riffs and after awhile the drums kick in and there are no vocals on this song and it is only a minute and half long instrumental.
"Temple Of Darkness" begins with some really heavy heavy and dark doom metal guitar riffing along with some drums which leads to some haunting and melodic sounding metal vocals and as the song moves on it starts getting alot more heavier and darker along with some melody getting thrown into the riffing.
"The Forest Speaks To Me" begins with some heavy and melodic 70's rock/metal style guitar riffing which leads to some drums and vocals and after a few minutes it speeds up and goes into a more primitive direction along with some black metal screams and blast beats before slowing down and returning to its 70's roots.
"Witch Hunter" begins with some soft acoustic guitar playing and melodic vocals and a minute later the heavy guitar riffs, and drums kick in and make their presence known and the song and album close with some clean guitar playing
Song lyrics cover darkness and occult themes, while the production has a very dark, heavy, old school and primitive sound along with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix and some of the songs are long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Frostbitten and while black metal fans probably wont enjoy this album as much as some of his others I still feel it is a good attempt at 70s style doom/heavy metal and if you are a fan of that musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Possessed By The Spirits Of Heel" "Temple Of Darkness" and "The Forest Speaks To Me". RECOMMENDED BUY.