Frozen Crown
Call of the North


3.0
good

Review

by pizzamachine USER (618 Reviews)
March 11th, 2023 | 30 replies


Release Date: 03/10/2023 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Forgettable as a monotonous day at work.

Technically speaking, Frozen Crown are on to something. Strong fem vox? Check. Fist pumping, danceable choruses to make long, metalhead hair sway? Booyeah. A beautifully harmonizing male who can sing almost as good as the lass? Goddang breh! Tight production? Holy Jesus berries, this shit is looking good!

The boxes are checked and the gift is wrapped — a generic present emerges! At first it’s exciting, it’s a new power metal album with a girlie — virgins of the world rejoice! A problem emerges: it sounds so damn done before. From Powerwolf to Iron Savior, the songs on Call of the North don’t branch out from any power metal band I can think of, because they don’t. Anticipate with exceedingly minimal glee the same melodies and choruses in every power metal album ever made minus one. At least the choruses are fairly catchy.

Frozen Crown’s claim to fame — they have two vocalists. Not exactly an original concept but hey, an extra vocalist. Woot? Sarcasm aside, Frozen Crown do highlight more than the unity of a man and woman in holy power metalmony. The guitarist is clearly a skilled Guitar Hero player, as well as a great overall lad (I assume?) and fantastic guitar player. Cool, but so are the guitarists of Ancient Bards and Dragonforce who can riff fast enough to destroy expectations. Being forced to play amongst these forgettable tunes with barely any standout moments just ain’t cool for the jibe. So what exactly do Frozen Crown bring to the table that aren’t leftovers? I guess some guitar solos and wankery now and then, and I suppose wanking under the table does take talent and a rhythm of sorts.

In conclusion, if you enjoy power metal so generic it sounds like a Spotify playlist made for your friends that wear fake battle armour to concerts, you will enjoy this album. It’s solid, it’s safe, it pleases the ear, it’s catchy for a second or two, and it powerfully riffs enough to temporarily satisfy the manly power metal craving. After that? You’re out of luck and will need to feast on real meals with spices and flavours.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
pizzamachine
March 11th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

All the info you need, no more no less.

hangth3dj
March 11th 2023


721 Comments


Holy fuck, I forgot woot was a word.

pizzamachine
March 11th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, I’m old haha

ToSmokMuzyki
March 11th 2023


9948 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

>holy power metalmony



now THAT is a phrase of quality



disappointing bum

Mort.
March 11th 2023


24843 Comments


power metal?

power metal?????



pizzamachine
March 11th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ty.



Yes, power metal.

sixdegrees
March 11th 2023


13127 Comments


jam power metal or parachute into mt. vesuvius

ToSmokMuzyki
March 11th 2023


9948 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

mort cant handle the goodness

Willie
Moderator
March 11th 2023


20203 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2 | Sound Off

Well, um... this is at least the best of the their generic power metal albums. Nice review.

pizzamachine
March 11th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

High praise lol

Willie
Moderator
March 11th 2023


20203 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2 | Sound Off

I like watching their music videos

pizzamachine
March 11th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cool beans, vids are cool

Willie
Moderator
March 11th 2023


20203 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2 | Sound Off

Well said.

pizzamachine
March 11th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Very fun 2009 type vids.

ToSmokMuzyki
March 11th 2023


9948 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

o yes their music videos are, mhm, yes, hmm very well directed yes mhmm



( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

pizzamachine
March 11th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I knew I could count on you smok

ToSmokMuzyki
March 12th 2023


9948 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

anywhere moms or potential moms are to be found ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

pizzamachine
March 12th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Smok™️

ToSmokMuzyki
March 12th 2023


9948 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

gonna start releasing my name brand everything like trump



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pizzamachine
March 12th 2023


26515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ty for the feature. The pizza is here but uhh I forgot to get a cake.



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