This army of Swedes bring forth a new type of brutality that shows off some early and recent influences that do not interfere with originality. “The Black Death” and “The Raventhrone” are two wicked tracks to begin the album with chugging guitarwork and undertones of 80s thrash metal. A classic Scandinavian DM feel is present on “Legacy Through Blood” while Rimfrost channel corpsepainted facades on “Mountains Of Mána” where the ending is incredibly reflective of Immortal.
As the album grows significantly colder, it is evident that Rimfrost are able to maintain a distinct black metal sound that isn’t too cliché. Their sound infiltrates each ear because of its varied elements and sub-genre qualities that intertwine with each other. On “I Stand My Ground” all are exemplified perfectly in which harsh vocals exist, slight sweeps are played briskly and riffs are solid.
With its victorious tone and proper tempo contrast, the final track of Veraldar Nagli makes for a satisfying conclusion proving that you can sample different puzzle pieces to create your own final product. Each shape of sound does not resemble each other to the tee but correlate, and once brought together, they create fresh metal for the masses.
(Season of Mist)