Frozen Soul – Glacial Domination Review

Old school death metal from the home of rodeo - Fort Worth, Texas. Formed in 2019 Frozen Soul has already garnered attention after supporting the likes of Dying Fetus,...

Death Metal

Century Media Records

Release Date – May 19th 2023

 

Line Up:

Chad Green – Vocals

Michael Munday – Guitar

Chris Bonner – Guitar

Samantha Mobley – Bass

Matt Dennard – Drums

 

Tracklist:

1 – Invisible Tormentor

2 – Arsenal Of War

3 – Death And Glory

4 – Morbid Effigy (Featuring Joh Gallagher)

5 – Annihilation

6 – Glacial Domination

7 – Frozen Soul

8 – Assimilator

9 – Best Served Cold

10 – Abominable

11 – Atomic Winter

 

 

Old school death metal from the home of rodeo – Fort Worth, Texas. Formed in 2019 Frozen Soul has already garnered attention after supporting the likes of Dying Fetus, Napalm Death, and Obituary and here they have Matt Heafy from Trivium helping with the production. This album was not without its tragedy. Singer Chad Green’s younger brother Cory died unexpectedly and according to the press release his feelings are shown in a couple of the songs where his other brother Josh also helps with the vocals.

Kicking off with a creepy intro ‘Invisible Tormentor’ rips it up immediately with a spidery riff and a battery of drums before ‘Arsenal Of War’ takes a stomp all over your toys ably assisted by Josh Green, Creeping Death singer Reese Avali and Power Trip axe man Blake Ibanez giving us a load of dive bombs. ‘Death And Glory’ continue the good work – a bit slower but with a mighty groove that’s certain to start the pit going, ‘Morbid Effigy’ stays in that lane too with help from John Gallagher from Dying Fetus. ‘Annihilation’ is a minute-long synth noodle interlude then the title track brings a whole load of classic DM and another mighty head-banging groove before ‘Frozen Soul’ (the song) starts with some synths before Munday and Bonner give us some world-class riffage which is simple but oh so effective before ‘Assimilator’ rattles along on a sort of eastern vibe. ‘Best Served Cold’ sounds proper evil then the creepy ‘Abominable’ brings a huge grind before the final cut ‘Atomic Winter’ gives us the soundtrack to the apocalypse.

This is good, really good. Old school death metal of the highest quality and to think this is only their second album. I hope Century Media pushes this as much as possible because it needs to be heard. It covers all bases with some trad metal, thrashy stuff, and doomy bits too.

 

Written by: Smudge

Ratings: 9/10

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