Funeral Frost - Queen of Frost (2021 Reissue) (Digipak CD)

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Presented on deluxe A5 digipak: the classic Swedish black metal album and bonus complete original demos: Midnight Speeches (1994) and Demo 2 (1995)!!

Formed in that fiery year of 1993, Sweden FUNERAL FROST are as perfect of a snapshot as any distro dust-gatherer currently being reissued. The band released two demos, 1994's Midnight Speeches and 1995's Demo 2, as well as a promo for their eventual debut album. That debut album, 1996's Queen of Frost, sadly was to be the band’s only full-length, but its ancient fire still burns brightly today.

Both triumphant and melancholic, violent and resigned, hysteric and finessed, Queen of Frost brazenly displayed the full swathe of FUNERAL FROST's considerable arsenal. With a raw-yet-robust soundfield neither dampening nor exaggerating any of their dynamics, here did the Swedish trio spelunk in dungeons and raze battlefields alike, their screaming-into-the-nightsky sound surprisingly medieval and moody. Likewise, compared to so many of their blastbeating-all-the-time contemporaries, FUNERAL FROST shifted speeds often and never lingered too long in one, with the drums in particular ringing with authentically analog clarity. Add to this a subtle daubing of synths and Queen of Frost stands as a crucial tome for those into classic ARCKANUM, KVIST, SORHIN, and Norway's PERISHED.

Released on a fledging (and soon closed) label, FUNERAL FROST's Queen of Frost is at last unfrozen for posterity, with both preceding demos added as bonus tracks. The past is alive!

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Track listing

  1. Queen of Frost
  2. Call of the Night
  3. Dominions of the Wolfquin
  4. Candles...
  5. Crystalline Hoar Frost
  6. Diamond Sword
  7. Far Beyond the Ravenstar
  8. Storm
  9. Midnight Speeches
  10. Whitering Roses
  11. Wolfnacht
  12. Call of the Night Bonus
  13. Horned Moon Bonus
  14. Midnight Speeches Bonus
  15. A Journey in Blood Bonus
  16. Towards a Gate Bonus
  17. Etag a Strawod (Outro) Bonus
  18. Storm Bonus
  19. Forgotten God of Desire Bonus
  20. Candles... Bonus
  21. Diamond Sword Bonus
  22. Withering Roses Bonus