FROSTHARDR from Norway was founded in the late 90's and they were musically inspired by the oldschool roots of their local black metal bands, but lyrically quite different. Dealing with personal life and faith, critical world observations and an everlasting hope for something real and something pure. Their full length is however more than 'just' black metal! With doomy atmospheres at times and thrash elements (there are 2 guest apperances by ex-Vengeance Rising guitarist Larry Farkas), the band takes the listener through a walk in the Norwegian landscapes... Epic metal blended with agressivity right in your face. Pompous, but not symphonic, chaotic but also melodic, raw but still well-done..