Frost by Enslaved
Released: Jun 1994
Label: Osmose Productions
The first instances of the Viking metal Enslaved would become known for emerged on this 1994 second full-length from the Norwegian teenagers. Perhaps not as mead-hall-ready as Bathory's Hammerheart (the benchmark for Viking metal), Frost is more proggy, with a flat-out weirder style that includes mouth harp, creepy laughing and spoken interludes piled on top of a sort of classic thrash metal thrum. More than once the band tosses in a danceable (!) synth riff. Weird. Regardless, any Enslaved song that mentions Midgard, Loki, hammers or massive trees is worth hearing.
Mike McGuirk
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