|Review: Frostmoon Eclipse - Another Face of Hell|
|Another Face of Hell|
Label: ISO-666 Releases
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: December 12, 2007
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
for:Another Face of Hell
Rated 3/5 (60%) (2 Votes)
I knew that Frostmoon Eclipse had released a previous album, but I was surprised to find out that Another Face of Hell was actually their fourth album!
Frostmoon Eclipse is a very cool name for a very cool musical direction: melodic Black Metal. Here again, we're facing a work deluded of electronics or sophisticated orchestration. Just a few children and dog samplings are found, forming the intro of track #7, Purveyors of Chaos. This leaves us with interesting Black Metal. The sound production is a bit muddy, giving too much room to the drum, especially the double bass, at the expense of the guitar work which is too subdued. Well at least that last point has been compensated by the inclusionof tremolo picking and, this is a major impact as far as originality is concerned, calmer moments with great acoustic guitars included in each and every compositions. One can only appreciate the delicate and darkly enjoyable arpeggios galore, chosen and played by Claudio (Stroszek), throughout the album. Two instrumentals are just composed on acoustic guitars, to my selfish pleasure: Cold and Black Rain, ranking as my favorite numbers. The opener ( I Hate the Future), introduced by acoustic guitars playing in a dark environment, moves from mid to faster old school Black Metal style with raspy vocals and the likes. Later on track #6, this furious Black Metal style is quite nicely balanced out by a long and calmer somber acoustic interlude.
Another face of Hell shows us a different aspect of the vast and untamed Black Metal realm.
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