Frosthelm are a band from North Dakota that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic mixture of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Endless Winter" which will be released in March by Black Work (Alkemy brothers).
Classical guitar playing starts off the album along with some stringed instruments in the background and after a minute the music starts going into more of a dark, heavy and melodic musical direction along with a heavy does of thrash metal elements and after the intro spoken word samples are added in at times along with the music getting a lot faster along with all of the musical instruments all having a very powerful sound to them.
Blast beats and high pitched screams can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the music has a very heavy and melodic Swedish black metal feeling to it while the band never forgets their thrash roots and the songs also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music at times also brings in the brutality of death metal and the solos and leads also bring in a very melodic, extreme and old school metal sound to the recording along with some sections also adding in a small amount of clean playing.
Frosthelm remain true to the melodic black metal sound of previous recordings while also mixing in even more thrash elements this time around along with a touch of death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover winter and fantasy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording form Frosthelm and if you are a fan of melodic black metal and thrash, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Storm Of teeth" "Beneath Dead Horizons" "Endless Winter" and "The Dragon". 8 out of 10.