Frozen Eternity
Forgotten Past


4.5
superb

Review

by Steven Moore USER (24 Reviews)
December 21st, 2006 | 25 replies | 5,951 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


4 of 4 thought this review was well written

“Separating themselves from all other genres, Frozen Eternity pulls off an original side to their music. Cutting edge/ melodic guitar riffs, screaming fast solos, thundering drum/ blast beats, synth structures to perfection, sharp, full, and clear lyrics/vox.” -CD Baby

Hailing from Colorado Frozen Eternity is an underground Metal act that seemed to be loved by everyone who knows them, and it is easy to see why. Frozen Eternity have a powerful sound that outmatches many of the metal bands of Today. Their brutal riffs, insane solos and unique vocals make for quite the listening experience.

Frozen Eternity is a band consisting of merely two members by the names of Josh Dummer and Cody Davis. The Duet started in 2005 originally consisting of 3 members but since has been decreased to the two members. Not even in a year’s time the band released their debut album by the name of Forgotten Past.

The album kicks off with one of my personal favorites “Maelstrom”. They have an interesting way of kicking off their songs in this particular track we have some tympanis. Throughout the entire album excellent musicianship is demonstrated. The soloing from Frozen Eternity is simply phenomenal. The solos are very fast and technical. The fact is Frozen Eternity are an extremely technical band and never fail to impress.

The vocals on this album are pretty unique for death metal. 95% of the vocals on this album are a unique scream that gives almost a liquid feel. “Self Annihilation” is a track that greatly demonstrates the liquid feel you get from Josh’s vocals. Although they are unique the vocals are not the best in metal but they certainly are more tolerable and different than a lot of things out there. Aside from the Screams there are some clean vocals here and there. The clean vocals are a definite standout since they are very clear and beautiful.

One thing I did not expect from this album was good production quality. Seeing as the band members were only 20 years of age and had not hit it big yet by any means I did not expect clear music. Although Some company somewhere must have picked up this band and given them a studio because the production quality of this album is quite impressive. A song that demonstrates the good quality is another gem the band title track “Frozen Eternity”.

For a couple of 20 year olds the musical talent is unbelievable. The Guitar is fast paced and provides innovative riffs, and the drumming is fast paced and in your face. Only complaint I have about the instruments is that I cannot really hear the bass. Although there is a possibility that there was no bass but I am under the impression the 2 members recorded all the instruments themselves. All the songs on this album have a great riff such as “Eclipse of Hope” and can put a smile on any metal heads face.

All in all this is a fantastic record. The musicians demonstrate excellent musicianship and songs are catchy and still pack a big punch. And although Frozen Eternity is quite underground that does not mean they should be overlooked at all. Forgotten Past proves to be quite the album and is a must have for any fan of the metal genre.

Pros.
+Amazing Musicianship
+Unique Vocals
+Insane Solos
+Good length
+No real filler
+Good blend of brutal and melodic music
+Nice production quality

Cons.
-Where is the Bass?
-Too Underground
-Although Unique, vocals are quite a grower

Top 3 tracks All tracks are good but these stood out most
Frozen Eternity
Maelstrom
Self Annihilation

Final rating 4.5/5



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Angmar
December 21st 2006



2689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

check these guys out on myspace i got this from a friend so I dont know if its on limewire or not.This Message Edited On 12.21.06

Dethtrasher
December 21st 2006



2211 Comments


Sounds interesting, Soulseek will definitely hunt this album down. Limewire=crap.

metallicaman8
December 21st 2006



4677 Comments


Alright review. You randomly capitalized some words like "today" in the second paragraph, but other than that not bad. I don't really know how something can be too underground though.

Angmar
December 21st 2006



2689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i figured they were too underground because I had to add them to sputnik.

metallicaman8
December 21st 2006



4677 Comments


Yes, but that doesn't really have anything to do with the music. It has to do with the bands popularity.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 21st 2006



17920 Comments


i figured they were too underground because I had to add them to sputnik.

Sputnik's database pretty much sucks dude.

Angmar
December 21st 2006



2689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

true

Mikesn
Emeritus
December 21st 2006



3709 Comments


Although there is a possibility that there was no bass but I am under the impression the 2 members recorded all the instruments themselves.
:lol:

For further reference, just check out metal-archives.com, it should tell you in most cases. I'll check this band out soon.

Mr. Brown
December 21st 2006



36 Comments


This band is pretty awesome, especially for being American.

Angmar
December 21st 2006



2689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

so anyone check this out yet?

ToWhatEnd
December 21st 2006



3172 Comments


I'm listening to them right now. Not too bad at all.

Edit: Nice review btwThis Message Edited On 12.21.06

Onewaytrip2hell
December 21st 2006



508 Comments


Never heard of them. Maybe I'll check 'em out. Great review. It sounds good, but I don't know about the fact that they have no bass. I guess they could still be ok.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 21st 2006



17920 Comments


You wouldn't hear it anyway.

Angmar
December 21st 2006



2689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

probubly, if there was some bass activity going on i would have considered bumping it up to a 5This Message Edited On 12.21.06

M A D R I G A L
December 22nd 2006



103 Comments


"Self Annihilation" is a good song but the part that comes in at 0:47 sounds like a part in a Children of Bodom song. A song I can't put my finger on.

M A D R I G A L
December 22nd 2006



103 Comments


I think the song I'm tihnking of is "Silent Night, Bodom Night."This Message Edited On 12.22.06

hermitspancho
December 22nd 2006



278 Comments


good call on these guys . The songs on my space are good stuff .

BallsToTheWall
October 18th 2007



44164 Comments


Good review, I enjoy this very much.This Message Edited On 10.18.07

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 9th 2008



16310 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I must have this. Right now.

Digging: Ulver - Bergtatt

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 16th 2008



16310 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Frozen Heart" is such an amazing song.



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