Frozen Soul-Crypt of Ice

I’ve taken a bit of a break since wrapping up the 2020 Best Of list. New releases are starting to slowly worm their way out of the woodwork. So, let’s jump back into this thing again and see what the world of metal has in store for us in the year of 2021. It looks like this site is going to be entirely album reviews again for the foreseeable future since concerts are more than likely not going to be a thing this year. I mean, maybe we’ll get to go to a show towards the end of the year, but I’m not overly hopeful.

Anyway, we’re going to stay in the state of Texas for the first review of the year. Frozen Soul doesn’t exactly sound like something that would crawl out of the wilds of Fort Worth, TX, but there you go. You never know where exactly a frozen slab of death metal inspired by the classics of the genre is going to foment. This is the debut album for this group and it feels like they are wearing their influences proudly. I’m hearing elements of Death, Exhumed, Bloodbath, Carcass (especially on the title cut) and even newcomers Tomb Mold mixing around throughout these ten songs. There’s nothing on here that is going to completely blow your mind, but it’s a solid attempt. It’s one of those albums that you may feel like you’ve heard before, but not in an irritating way. This one feels more like a dank and sweaty dive bar that contains a frenzied pit. In other words, kind of like home.

3.5 flip flops out of 5

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