Bismarck, North Dakota's Frosthelm have returned with a new recording which continues the melodic style of blackened thrash metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "Pyrrhic" which will be released on March 23rd by Revenger Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Elements of thrash can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the fast riffs also use a good amount of tremolo picking. Throughout the album you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic and old school style.
A great amount of Swedish influences can also be heard in the bands musical style along with a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as one track also introducing classical guitars onto the recording and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording, one of the later tracks is also an instrumental and clean vocals can also be heard briefly towards the end. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and fantasy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Frosthelm and if you are a fan of melodic blackened thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Gift Of Razors" "The Sorceress" and "Pyrrhic II Loooming Disk". 8 out of 10.