Frozen Ocean – The Dyson Swarm (2014)


The ever changing, busiest man of Atmospheric Black Metal, Vaarwel, delivers us another brilliant Frozen Ocean’s release under the title: “The Dyson Swarm”. With a higher emphasis on the atmospheric side of FO’s music, this release crafts a unique aural experience that is quite trippy and pleasant to the listener. Featuring just the right amount of vocals (two tracks), this album will surely transport you to distant galaxies with its futuristic vibe.

The journey begins with the lush “Syzgy”, a song that very nicely builds up to the trippy “CE-4”. This track has a weird trip-hop kind of vibe thanks to its beats, the guitars and vocals are what really make it standout and be unique. In “Sloan Great Wall”, we get a certain Germ feeling with its mix of futuristic atmospheric elements and somewhat shoegazy vibe. With a big Doom-sounding riff, “SHGb02+14a” is one tense track that will slowly hypnotize you.

With “Exoplanet (HD 85512 b)”, Vaarwel goes a bit industrial, just enough to change things up and draw the listener into the subtle style changes between tracks. Just before the album ends, the title track creeps on you with some more shoegaze-ish elements that remind us of An Autumn For Crippled Children and their highly atmospheric music.

Closing the release with an interesting piece, “UDFj-39546284”, we are quite pleased on how FO manages to weave back and forth between genres and influences and create 7 very unique tracks. If you are looking for addictive and highly atmospheric music, look no further and pick up a copy of “The Dyson Swarm” and its lush digipack packaging.

Band: Frozen Ocean Album: The Dyson Swarm

Label: Kristallblut Records

Release: March 3rd, 2014

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Genre: Atmospheric Metal(ish)

Country: Russia

Rating: 90/100

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