[REVIEW] Frozen Ocean | Natt Over Meg

Graphic1Band: Frozen Ocean

Release: Natt Over Meg

Label: Obscure Abhorrence Productions

Location: Moscow, Russia

Genre: Atmospheric/Ambient Black

Release Date: 8th November, 2013

Reviewer: Luke Hayhurst

Rating: 8 out of 10

Link: Band Site

Natt Over Meg is Russian one man band Frozen Ocean’s seventh album in three years! So will it be a case of unbridled relentless talent or pure overkill? Sporting sixteen tracks listen simply I to XVI and with many an instrumental track thrown in, things open with a punk influenced fast and flowing style of black metal with aggressive riffs, simplified but catchy drum beats and murky rasping vocals that appear to come at you out of the gloom! Tracks such as II are exactly the same as I but without vocals, lots of symbol crashes and raucous pummeling black metal with a heavily nocturnal vibe and gloomy sound, although thus far I’d fail to call this atmospheric black metal despite the fact that I find it enjoyable!

Slower tracks such as III demonstrate a willingness to play more sinister, foreboding black metal. Still with a catchy beat but also giving off a far more creeping aura and with more harrowing, chant like vocals included along side the mans more harrowing abrasive shrieks! That my friends is Natt Over Meg in a nutshell. Often it is fast paced catchy black metal barbarity being created, sometimes with something to say, often just for the hell of it! Here and there you get intense slabs of slower, more thought provoking blackness but regardless of pace or vocals, the album is a cracker!