MetalBite Review by Jack on 10/16/2002
For such an aptly named band, how could one possibly conceive Frost
to play anything but the cold, dark and heathenous black metal that Darkthrone
are famous for? Well if you guessed that “Cursed Again”
is the sort of album that you would enjoy if you were a bit partial to Khold
then you are pretty much on the money.
This is an album steeped in the icy ridden peaks of dark humanity and is void of any vibrant emotions closely associated with power metal. Frost
’s many demos were called "Filthy Black Shit"
, and this is completely and perfect reflection of the music they play; not to mean ‘shit’ as in a derogatory term, but more useful in likening ‘shit’ to ‘stuff’. So one should read "Filthy Black Shit"
as ‘Filthy Black Stuff’ for the purposes of this paragraph.
Raw drums constantly playing ‘something’ bpm backed by undecipherable vocals atop murky guitars forms the basis for “Cursed Again”
. Fans of the bands Anaal Nathrakh, Aborym
will find solace that Irrumator
mans the skins for Frost
In essence my critique of “Cursed Again”
is that this is the sort of album that will find instant appeals for the ‘true black metal fans’, but what is most applauding about this record is that Frost
, I feel will be able to successfully deliver this brand of black metal to new metal markets. If you couldn’t abide the shit awful production of Darkthrone
, but thought they had some good musical vision, then perhaps Frost
is the ticket for you.
Dark, frosty black metal from Frost
. If you like it grim and foreboding then “Cursed Again”
is an album for you. If you have an inclination towards checking out the ‘true black metal’, this is one of the best starts you could make.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
out of 10