Frozen Forest are a band from Croatia that plays a very raw and unholy form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Ancient Ritual".
A very heavy sound starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction that also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and the solos and riffs can also be very melodic at times while the vocals are high pitched screams and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast while t he music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences and some of the riffs also bring in elements of thrash and Swedish style black metal and there are a couple of the tracks that are very long and epic in length and on some tracks the solos and leads bring in more of an 80's style and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard briefly.
Frozen Forest plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in the 90's Swedish second wave tradition, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Armageddon and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion Frozen Forest are a very great sounding raw, melodic and old school style black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devil's Grin Retaliation" "Claws Of Infinity" and "Evil Metal". 8 out of 10.