FROZEN SOUL live up to their name as the sound of death metal at its most cold and classic.
The band will release Crypt of Ice via Century Media on January 8. The album is available for pre-order here.
The Dallas, Texas-based quintet has shared the NSFW video for the chilling track “Encased in Ice.” Watch it here.
The song and the brutal and gory clip arrive just in time for Halloween.
“‘Encased in Ice’ represents all the terror, pain, and anguish in the world, sealed away to forever rot alone,” the band says. “We had an icy blast filming the video. It was an experience to die for!”
CRYPT OF ICE TRACK LISTING:
“Crypt of Ice“
“Hand of Vengeance”
“Wraith of Death”
“Encased in Ice”
“Beat to Dust”
“Twist the Knife”
FROZEN SOUL’s brand of straightforward, in-your-face death metal is a gasp of fresh air in a genre that’s stretched the very limits of technicality. Fully formed in 2018, the quintet has rapidly made a name for itself and churned the underground with a sound that evokes the old school sound of bands like Obituary, Mortician, and Bolt Thrower. That reverence for death metal’s roots was apparent from Frozen Soul’s initial four-song Encased in Ice demo, which includes a cover of Mortician’s “Witch’s Coven” and was released in early 2019 on California’s Maggot Stomp Records.
FROZEN SOUL entered the studio in early March 2020 to record its first full-length with former guitarist Daniel Schmuck handling production and mixing duties. Crypt of Ice is nothing short of a breath of very fresh and very cold air on death metal’s fiery landscape. From re-recorded demo tracks including the call-to-arms of “Encased in Ice” and the savage frost blister of “Wraith of Death” to the brutal, pummeling, and momentous guitar churn of “Arctic Stranglehold,” FROZEN SOUL have delivered a record that embraces the genre’s past while pushing death metal forward with frigid force.