With an affinity for bitter cold and bleak darkness, Frostland come slithering out of the damp shadows to grace you with six tracks of malevolent and ever oppressive black metal. Through Winterkult, Frostland greets you with rampages of furious blackened metal that are separated with bitter atmospheric passages only to be punctuated by the ever furious and poisonous torrents of mystifying blackened noise. Through this six track offering you come face to face with six tracks that are hellish yet mesmerizing and captivating never letting you leave its dark, cursed and frost filled soundscape that it has created.
Never does Frostland let you get settled in to their new record as they pelt you nearly immediately with flesh tearing onslaughts of harsh and punishing demonic noise. It takes only about fifteen seconds in to the opening track for Frostland to find their groove and kick everything in to overdrive to provide you with an overall wicked and venomous sound. From the opening track Frostland marches onward to present five more devilish and atmospheric tracks that pull you in to their sinister world of bleak and bitter darkness.
Each of the tracks within this offering are steeped in malevolent and malignant darkness, making it out to be a venomous and soul stealing record. From the get go Frostland shrouds you in an uncomfortably bitter atmosphere. Frostland offers up atmospheric reveries that draw you further and further in to a never ending abyss. As chaotic and punishing as their sound can be, Frostland does a great job of incorporating enough atmosphere and ambiance to enchant and mesmerize you keeping you entertained never wanting you to leave the listen.
As winding, twisting and lengthy as this offering is, you never feel as though you lose interest. With Winterkult, Frostland has created something that is intriguing as they keep you listening and leave you wanting more at the end of it all. Winterkult is a great offering, one that supplies you with plenty of content, variety and overall just all around great black metal.
You can find Winterkult right on the Frostland Bandcamp
Check out the video for the opening track Jenseits der Mauer des Schlafes below!
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