Black metal band FROZEN DAWN’s highly acclaimed album is out now

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Black metal band Frozen Dawn have just released their latest full length and they’ve proved to all beyond doubt that it’s their best one so far and that they’re a band to watch out for. Their blend of fast, icy music and searing melodies has won over many and fans of bands such as DissectionNaglfarSacramentumNecrophobic, etc. now have a new band carrying the torch ahead. The album is streaming in full on Bandcamp HERE and also on YouTube HERE.


– “With its unbridled energy and old-school-but-new-school take, it’s easy to love” – Angry Metal Guy (US) 4/5

– “an early contender for best-of lists” – Flying Fiddle Sticks (UK)

– “completely flawless” – Broken Tomb (Spain) 10/10

– “the first big highlight of the releases in 2023” – Metal Bite (US) 9.5/10

– “in early contention for Album of the Year lists” – Sonic Perspectives (UK) 9/10

– “first highlight for me in this still young year of 2023” – Zephyr’s Odem (Germany) 9/10

– “a stunning and powerful album” – Metal Purgatory (US) 9/10

– “icy, razor-sharp doses of dark music within generally vibrant, high-energy settings” –Metallerium (Mexico) 8.8/10

– “one of the most exciting and innovative bands out there” – Greek Rebels (Greece) 8.5/10

– “a superb album of melodic black metal and fire” – Ave Noctum (UK) 8.5/10

– “one of the early pleasant surprises of 2023” – Dead Rhetoric (US) 8/10

– “a release that deserves more respect” – Ghost Cult Magazine (UK) 8/10

– “grab it without further ado” – Stormbringer (Austria) 4/5

– “A beast of a record” – Head-banger Reviews (US)

– “a good reminder of why you fell in love with the style in the first place” – Last Rites (US)

– “bone-chillingly good” – Metal Talk (UK)

– “Dynamic, visceral and ferociously memorable” – The Killchain (UK)

– “a multi-faceted but relentlessly gripping experience” – No Clean Singing (US)

– “grabs you and won’t let go” – Moshpit Nation (US)

– “Melodic Black Metal of the best quality” – Metal Addiction (Chile) 8/10

– “plenty of detail and engaging melodic value” – Grizzly Butts (US) 77/100

– “a must-listen for any fan of melodic black metal” – The Goat (US)

– “exhilarating to listen to” – Distorted Sound Magazine (UK)

– “a piece of high-octane almost unhinged intensity” – Rock Music Raider (UK)

– “you should definitely listen” – Metal (Germany)



Frozen Dawn (Spain) – The Decline of the Enlightened Gods (Black Metal)

Genre – Black Metal
Release Date – February 10th, 2023
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Dissection, Necrophobic, Thulcandra, Naglfar, Unanimated, Sacramentum, Imperialist, Vorga

For a decade and a half, Frozen Dawn have been perfecting their sound which can be described as stirring, intense and scathing black metal tempered with melody and soaring leads. The members have used their experience in notable bands to create something that not only pays earnest tribute to the classic bands such as DissectionNecrophobicSacramentum and Naglfar but also sounds contemporary in terms of structure and execution. They’ve bolstered the sound with death metal influences and even added slight thrash touches, ensuring that the music remains powerful, incisive and compelling. The momentum remains unabated as the band pummels its way through nine elaborate tracks and a fitting cover of Necrophobic. Many bands have attempted to recreate this sound with varying degrees of success but clearly Frozen Dawn have excelled at it which is mainly due to their knack for meticulous songwriting that straddles heaviness with emotion, allowing them to enhance the expression and maintain the much-needed diversity for the style. This album is easily Frozen Dawn‘s best one yet and is head and shoulders above the rest of them where this kind of music goes in recent memory.

Line up –
Dani Grinder (ex-Haemorrhage) – Vocals, Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Antonio Mansilla (ex-Hordak) – Bass, Lead & Classical Guitars
Arjan van der Wijst (ex-Avulsed) – Drums

Mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound Studios

Artwork by Mariusz Lewandowski

Track list –
1. Mystic Fires of Dark Allegiance 
2. Spellbound 
3. Black Reign Awaits 
4. Frozen Kings 
5. Wanderer of Times 
6. Oath of Forgotten Past 
7. Cosmic Black Chaos 
8. The Decline of the Enlightened Gods
9. The Fall of Aeons
10. Blinded By Light, Enlightened By Darkness (Necrophobic cover)

Video Stream #1

Video Stream #2

Frozen Dawn Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Site

Transcending Obscurity Official YouTube Channel

Transcending Obscurity Facebook

Transcending Obscurity Instagram

Frozen Dawn Facebook

Transcending Obscurity US Store

Transcending Obscurity Europe Store

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