January is the perfect time to unleash new black metal masterpieces. Check out …in Stille by Frigoris out January 24 via Hypnotic Dirge Records.

Frigoris are a post black metal band rooted in the heart of the Ruhr-area, Germany. The combination between black metal riffing and craftsmanship as well as a postmodern approach towards atmosphere and lyrics form a synthesis that results in long, atmospheric but melodious songs.

The isolation and depression in modern society, the beauty of nature, and a last, pure shimmer of hope left are all tropes you can feel and read in the tracks. The trampled and narrow paths of black metal are left to find a new identity at the end of Parnassus.

…in Stille is the end of a journey that has two beginnings and tells two stories,” the band says. “The first journey began around 2014, when I started composing music for Nur ein Moment…, and the lyrical concept of both albums was created, the inner voyage of a protagonist that is confronted with all the consequences and emotions of his suicidal action, the loss and despair of himself and the people around him; he is not fully aware that they are caring for him.
“But also, the possibilities that arise out of those actions. We learn from our darkest moments in life, and a tragedy awakes us from our naïve and dreamlike world.

The other journey began in 2008 when a good friend of mine committed suicide and started an emotional struggle within me that lasts until today. Since the latest tracks of ‘Nach dem Krieg…,’ the topic of suicide gnaws within me and breaks out into the music I write. Since then, my skills in expressing those emotions in my music grew with the style I developed during all those years—until I finally felt in 2014 that I might be able to confront everything in this double-concept album. The final form of all those struggles is now bound in …in Stille.

“Let me take you with me during the emotional climax of this inner journey. The final decision between life and death will lead to new paths to take in the future.”

Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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