Frozen Realm

1. Iceshaper
2. Dreamlands
3. Moon God
4. Crowned by War
5. Thirst
6. Approaching Lunacy
7. Kingdom of Grief
8. The Endless One
9. Malleus Maleficarum
10. The Pawn
11. Messiah
12. FIelds of Prosperity
13. Abandoned by the Sun

Alexander Sefa - Bass
Albin Lindvall - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Benjamin Almö Thorsell - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Dennis Nilsson - Vocals
Linus Bengtsson - Drums

Frozen Realm (EP 2013)

Emil Hannu - Vocals (additional)

Fredrik Lunneborg - Mixing
Aleksi Oksa - Editing
Michael Hansen - Artwork

Released 2016-11-25
Reviewed 2017-03-24



From the frozen realms of the north comes the band Frozen Realm who released their debut album Solstice a while ago. It has been a review a long time coming, I just haven’t gotten around to writing about the album – until now. The band stated in their mail to me that they would be happy about a review, so here they go – fortunately for them it isn’t one of those negative ones that I write from time to time. Perhaps it was worth the wait for them.

Melodic death metal of the Gothenburg sound, not very original but really well produced and classically sounding, those vary of change will certainly like this album. It is a catchy album with good drive and energy, decent vocals and variation. You could describe it as a long album where the thirteen tracks on the album amounts to a bit over an hour of playing time – I think that is a little bit on the long side, it could have been a pair of songs shorter but it isn’t much of a problem.

Albums like this are often difficult to write about as they don’t really offer much funny things to write about, they are just good and enjoyable. The thing I am most critical about is the lack of originality and the long playing time. The thing about originality is that it can make an album more interesting by being original but that can be offset by great quality music like it is in this case. I think these guys do deliver great quality music, catchy and enjoyable, just some great stuff to listen to – these guys certainly know how to make melodic death metal sound great. Fans of the genre just have to enjoy this great album as it presses all the right buttons and does that in a really strong way.

So, not very easy to write anything enjoyable about but very enjoyable to listen to, it is an album that draws me into it even though I don’t think any of the tracks stand out. Great stuff, great debut, catchy, melodic, fairly heavy, a very enjoyable album from the frozen realms of the north. I recommend checking it out.






Label: Independent
Three similar bands: In Flames/Amon Amarth/At the Gates
Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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