Frozen Ocean – Vanviddsanger (2013)


Delivering a short but sweep EP of relentless Black Metal, today we have one-man battalion Frozen Ocean all the way from Russia. In the “Vanviddsanger” EP, the band delivers eight crushing hymns of old-school hate-filled Crust Black Metal that is are both furiously paced and monumentally devastating. For all nostalgic fans of the days of raw Black Metal and old Crust Punk, this is one release you don’t want to miss.

Opening with an atmospheric intro, “Vanviddsang: I” sets a very mysterious tone for a fast-paced Black Metal journey. The release immediately explodes with the crushing tracks “II” and “III”, keeping a very hectic tempo filled with powerful guitars and very demonic screams. While the music in not too original in nature, the pure rawness and brutality of it make this EP quite an enjoyable release for any fan of the genre.

The whirlwind of curshing riffs continues throughout “IV”, “V”, and “VI” making this journey very entertaining and perfect for a moshing contest. The tempo changes here and there make this release less linear than many of the genre, and allow the listener to get into the different grooves of each of the tracks presented in this release.

Closing with another atmospheric piece, the band nicely eases the listener into the night with a soothing arrangement of piano and relaxing ocean sounds. Overall, Frozen Ocean shows great skills in terms of delivering a raw and uncompromising Crust Black Metal release that many fans of the genre will enjoy for hours. As this EP is part of a multi-CD promo pack we received from the band, we are looking forward to what else they have produced in the last few years.

Band: Frozen Ocean Album: Vanviddsanger
Label: Obscure Abhorrence Productions

Release: January 20th, 2013

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Genre: Crust / Black Metal

Country: Russia

Rating: 86/100

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