U.S. Black Metal Thrashers FROSTHELM have released sophomore full-length Pyrrhic on CD and digital formats via Revenger Records. Stream the album in its entirety below.
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Hailing from the frozen plains of North Dakota, FROSTHELM summon forth a vile brew of thrashend black metal misery; complete with crushing riffs, haunting melodies and catchy hook-laden songwriting, all cloaked in an aura of visceral melody. On sophomore full-length Pyrrhic, that same combination of elements is present, but a level-jump in both songwriting and delivery results in the band’s most robust, memorable album to date.
The limited edition deluxe vinyl version of Pyrrhic is targeted for an early April release. The album is packaged in full color gatefold format on 180 gram vinyl and is limited to 100 gold and 100 orange variant copies.
Pyrrhic will also be available on limited edition cassette (100 copies) with full Color +2 J card with laser engraved case and outer O card. Gold cassette shell. Real-time duplication on super ferro tape.
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In other news, FROSTHELM has contributed a track to Antichrist Magazine’s forthcoming album A Tribute to DEATH. The band covers “Spirit Crusher” on the 21-track album, which will be released April 16. Album details are available at antichristmagazine.com/a-
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Since 2009, this Bismarck based five-piece has steadily picked up steam, earning much praise in the international metal community. The 2012 EP The Northwinds Rend Flesh set the tone for what was to come and was well received by critics. Their debut full length, The Endless Winter, received numerous positive reviews, including being ranked #9 on MetalSucks’ ‘Best of 2015’ list. The acquisition of shredder Billy Zahn helped FROSTHELM push the envelope even further on Pyrrhic.
“Pyrrhic is a state of the art face melter. It’s beyond perfect.” (A+)
– Indy Metal Vault
“Frosthelm has created yet another monolithic and blistering piece of blackened thrash. Undoubtedly one of the year’s best!”
– Head-Banger Reviews
“The band has achieved new levels of maturity and thoroughness in their sprawling black metal formula.”
– Invisible Oranges
“With Pyrrhic, Frosthelm have definitely stepped up their songwriting chops and broadened the scope of their sound.”
– Metal Trenches
“They totally shred!”
– Toilet ov Hell
Pyrrhic Track Listing
- A Gift of Razors
- Serpentine Embrace
- The Sorceress
- Immortal Nightfall / A Dreamless Lust
- Pyrrhic I: Hollow
- Pyrrhic II: Looming Dusk
Bernard Pfliger – Vocals
James Cherry – Bass
Dakota Irwin – Guitar, Vocals
Brian Helm – Drums
Billy Zahn – Guitar
Group photo credit:
Banger 18 Multimedia