Frozen Hell are a band from Italy that plays a very melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "Rise!".
The ep starts out with sound effects and nature sounds and a few seconds later drums start to kick in and after the intro the music goes into a more heavy and melodic death metal direction along with some blast beats which leads up to solos, screams, and growls along with some heavy bass guitars.
As the ep progresses the band remain in a melodic death metal direction and they stick to the mid 90's style of this genre without utilizing any of the modern elements as well as being more heavy and brutal than other bands from this genre and you can also hear elements of thrash and traditional metal in certain sections of the music while also having a feel dark feeling to them and the last song is an Amon Amarth cover.
On this ep Frozen hell take melodic death metal back to its heavier and darker roots and do not add in the metalcore, groove and djent elements which have weakened this genre over the years and it is good to hear some true melodic death metal coming out these days.
Song lyrics cover dark themes, while t he production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and old school sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this ep.
In my opinion Frozen Hell are a very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Useless memories" and "Until Daybreak". 8 out of 10.