Frail Grounds are a band from Norway that plays a mixture of power. progressive and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Fields Of trauma" which was released by Hostile Media.
The album starts out with a prologue which uses dark sounds and violins and when the album goes into the first song the music goes for a more melodic modern death metal direction along with a mixture of growls and clean singing and you can also hear synths in the background and after awhile acoustic guitars are added into the music briefly along with the violins from the intro before returning to a heavier direction.
As the album continues it remains to a very heavy, melodic and modern song while also mixing in prog, symphonic, and atmospheric elements along wit h a mixture of acoustic and electric guitar parts as well as some melodic and progressive sounding guitar solos and leads and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and at time s blast beats are brought onto the record.
While this album is mostly rooted in progressive metal Frail Grounds do bring in power metal influences and the heaviness and melody of modern day melodic death metal to create an album that is very interesting and original sounding.
Song lyrics are a concept album based on an expedition deep in Siberia, while the production h as a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording as well as some of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Frail Grounds are a very great sounding mixture of melodic death, power and progressive metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Expedition" "The Sinister Road" "Origin" and "Emberstorm". 8 OUT OF 10.