Forstbitten Kingdom are a band from Finland that plays a very melodic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "The Winter War Symphony" which was released by WormHoleDeath Records.
Acoustic guitars and atmospheric sounds start off the ep and you can also hear elements of classical music being added onto the track and after a couple of minutes heavier guitars and folk music elements are added into the music along with a symphonic background which also leads up to grim sounding black metal screams making their presence known on the recording.
When solos and leads are added into the music they are in more of a melodic yet extreme metal direction and at times death metal growls can he heard in certain sections of the recording and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and most of the songs stick to a slow or mid paced musical direction.and on a couple of the tracks a brief use of clean playing is utilized and they bring in a progressive touch to the bands musical style and on the last track the music starts to go for a more faster direction along with some blast beats beign added into the song.
Frostbitten Kingdom brings back a 90's style of melodic black metal and also adds in a great amount of symphonic elements, death metal influences and some of the more modern metal sounds to create their own musical style, the production sound s very dark, heavy and powerful while the lyrics cover Fantasy, Gore and War themes.
In my opinion Frostbitten Kingdom are a very great sounding melodic blackened death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Warfare And Wilderness" and "Lucid Nightmares Of barbaric Brutality". 8 out of 10.