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Frosthelm / Press

“FROSTHELM have developed into a well-oiled machine; the way they connect and sync into each other is admirable. This EP is a unique fusion of musicianship, hard hitting riffs and intense thrash combined with massive melodies and catchy rhythms. Like the clammy hands of time it snatches you up from your sheltered existence and pulls your mutilated carcass into a menacing world of horrific possibilities and chilling consequences. It brings with it a presence, reminding me why I love metal, the rush it gives you, the truth it can speak, the power it gives a voice. As it digs into your soul, in that moment let it consume you.”

“Blackened thrash metal band Frosthelm may have only been together since 2009, but their sound shows a maturity well beyond their three years of formation. Hailing from Minot, North Dakota, Frosthelm have put together a very nice four song EP in The Northwinds Rend Flesh that should be listened to.”

“The guitar work is a sweet blend of traditional thrash riffage and melodic riffing similar to classic viking themed bands like Ensiferum or older Wintersun. The barrage of memorable riffs never let up, and the solos are pretty facemelting to boot. When layered up like on the intro of opening track, the the guitars and drums build up a massive blizzard-like feeling traditional to modern black metal before everything erupts into a giant avalanche of snow, ice, and +5 Greatswords of Frost. This torrent continues to bury you under it's unrelenting fury for the next 10 minutes and only lets up once the EP is over. Even then, you're stuck wondering what the fuck happened to you, and why you're covered in snow even though you've been indoors all day.”

“FROSTHELM is a young band and one that definitely needs the attention of a greater mass. “The Northwinds Rend Flesh” is a fierce release that jacks the speed of their Blackened Thrash sound to maximum. Perhaps its only saving grace is the fact that it’s a short EP. If it was any longer it might blend together a bit after leaving your face in a puddle on the floor. My suggestion is to support the underground scene, with FROSTHELM in particular, and listen to this release if you dare.”

““The Northwinds Rend Flesh” showcases some exceptional musicianship and intelligent songwriting. Seriously! The songs are so good that I couldn’t even begin to choose favorites! I would liken Frosthelm to the musical equivalent of a vicious blizzard, hurling football-sized chunks of razor sharp ice through the air at lightning speed.”

“Accosting the ear with a malicious caustic wash of thrash and black metal, the self-released EP The Northwinds Rend Flesh from US band Frosthelm is a savage and pleasing confrontation which rewards as fully as it punishes. It is a merciless abrasion, a release which scars and soaks the senses in filth coated nastiness whilst leaving them eager to feel and hear much more from the band.”

“I'll be looking forward to a full release from Frosthelm, but for the time being I will get by with these four amazing songs. In only a few tracks, these guys have shown what they can do, and what they can do is kick your ass and drag your corpse, bloodied and broken, through the cold, unforgiving tundra.”

“The Northwinds Rend Flesh - Well worth checking out. Only a sample of what these guys have to offer, and I want to hear more, damn it!”

“Frosthelm promises black/thrash mayhem composed in the middle of fucking nowhere, and they certainly deliver.”

“A great EP for fans of brutal melodic black/death with thrash influences. I look forward to hearing the full length from these guys,are they certainly deliver on this release! ”

“flooding our ears with catchy rhythms and passages that will make you move your neck without stopping.”

“Old Scratch's favorite new band.”

Radioactive metal

“Chillingly intense.”

Terrorizer Magazine