Frosthelm are a band from North Dakota that plays a mixture of melodic black and thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 ep "The Northwinds Rend Flesh".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic black metal with thrash metal as well as a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads that have a traditional metal feeling to them,.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal growls with some deep death metal growls being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover darkness, nature and corruption themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Frosthelm are a very great sounding hybrid of melodic black metal and thrash and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Damage over Time" and "The Northwinds Rend Flesh". RECOMMENDED BUY.