Saturday 21 June 2014

Arctic Horror - Blackened Corpses Sickened Minds - Album Review

Blackened Corpses Sickened Minds cover art

Album Type: Album
Date Released: June 21st 2014
Label: Self Released

Blackened Corpses Sickened Minds - track listing:

1.Frozen Cries 02:45
2.Necromental 04:10
3.Death After Death 02:56
4.Where Eagles Die 04:34
5.Black Robes Rising 02:03
6.Pit of Despair 03:17
7.Absolute Zero 03:33
8.Ride High 02:55
9.Overflowing with Hate 11:02


Destroying your eardrums, eating your innards, and ruining your life

Band Members

Niff - Guitars
Nate - Bass
Jeff - Drums
Greg - Vocals


Arctic Horror is a self-proclaimed Thrash-Doom-Crust Metal band who are about to release their debut album – upon to the world. And what a blast of fast-paced brutal riffs the band has in store for you.

Arctic Horror fuses Hardcore Punk, Thrash Metal, Doom, Crust and hints of Black Metal for added menace. The album is not the most sophisticated of sounds as it has a true DIY Punk ethic running through its veins. Though it is intense and angry as heck right from the start. This albums sole purpose is to leave you a cold and emotional shivering wreck as Arctic Horror has an undeniable thirst for terror and destruction.

The vocals have a distinct 70s Punk Rock vibe to them though with a demonic edge to stand out from the crowd. Arctic Horror is a band who is not afraid to play with genre expectations and turn them on their head. It seems each band member has his own purpose within the band. Individually they all have their own musical strengths and influences ranging from Hardcore Punk, Thrash, Doom, Crust and Black Metal. Put them altogether and you have a weird and wonderful sounding album. The albums style of melodic crust d-beats to the heavier thrash metal riffs that show the band are not afraid to experiment with their sound.

The album has its fair share of standout tracks to rock out to – Pit of Despair, Absolute Zero, Black Robes Rising and Ride High all expertly showing what Arctic Horror is all about. The album can be rather bleak and desolate at times. What would you expect with a band called – Arctic Horror? A happy soulful gang singing Justin Bieber’s greatest hits round a campfire. Nope. This is pure demonic Blackened Death and Roll. It is what Kverletak wish they sound like. A true Death and Roll band with the ability to scare you though entertaining the heck out of you with some superb blazing riffs to rock out to.

The band has written a stunning 11-minute epic Overflowing with Hate to end the album with. It’s another stunning Death/Thrash/Crust/Punk/Black Metal/Rock and Roll track packed full of mood and atmosphere, which just oozes class. Though the band add elements of Drone Based Noise, which plays out like a violent snowy thunderstorm devouring everything in its path.

Arctic Horror have delivered a stunning and hard-hitting album that you need to check out if you want to hear and experience something different compared to other Death and Roll bands currently out there.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Thanks to the band for sending me a promo to review. The album will be available to buy now.

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Written by Steve Howe