The Endless Winter from thrashened black metal unit Frosthelm is out today on Matt Hyde’s Black Work (Alkemy Brothers). Stream some audio aggression and order the album at this location. The album is also available from iTunes.
Chance Garnet of Skeletonwitch describes it thus:
A definite Euro/cold guitar tone but with an American ‘something’ added. I hear Immortal meets The Black Dahlia Murder, and that’s something I’ve not yet heard.
A vile brew of black/thrash metal, The Endless Winter is abundant with punishingly memorable riffs, melodic frostbitten savagery, and plague infused revulsion down to it’s frozen core. Guitarist Dakota L. Irwin describes the album as “bitter, dark, angry and disgusted.”
Tracked at Clear Lake Recording Studios in Los Angeles during July 2014, The Endless Winter was produced and engineered by Eric Milos and Alec Schneider. Drum engineering was handled by Sir Robert Kramer at Mekoche Studios in Bismarck, ND. Mixing and mastering duties were helmed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Skeletonwitch, Kreator). Artwork by Raymond Swanland.
- Glacial Eon
- A Storm of Teeth
- Forlorn Tides
- Tomb of Sordid Ruin
- Beneath Dead Horizons
- Endless Winter
- Hell Between Us
- The Dragon
- Silent and Dark, The Everlasting Sky
Formed in 2009, Frosthelm hail from the frozen plains of North Dakota, where the extreme weather and bleak environment has left a profound and distinct mark on their sound. With two critically acclaimed self-produced and released recordings under their belt, they have recently joined forces with esteemed metal mastermind Matt Hyde’s new label Black Work (Alkemy Brothers). They are set to unleash their darkest material to date via their debut full length, The Endless Winter.