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The Ace Face
4 stars One of the best new albums and bands of the 21st century, Frost is quite a talented group of musicians. The first time I heard this album, I was absolutely blown away by the way they combined mystic sounding vocals with heavy metal prog, symphonic piano parts, epic chord progressions, intensely emotional soloing on guitar and synthesizer, and some very creative song structures.

Hyperventilate: best song on the album, a very intense instrumental that doesn't let on how amazing it will be until the drums kick in. Gorgeous piano intro, so rarely heard these days of synths and organs, not to say that I dont like those. When them music picks up, the synth takes over the piano line and it is so dramatic and intense you are nearly blown off of your seat. The song continues through many moods, and includes another great piano break.

No Me No You: Starts off with some spoken words over a radio maybe? followed by heavy riffing from the guitar and some metal sounding lyrics. Very heavy, very good. The chorus, however, breaks into a completely different mood, a little more sadness tinged, and when the piano break comes, it seems not to fit in at all, but it works very well. This is repeated again, making for a good song.

Snowman: Mainly dominated by piano and synthesizer, this song is mellow, but not quite peaceful or sleep inducing as there are some chords that sound almost diabolical when thrown in with the rest. Electronic drumming is quite nice, fitting the track well.

The Other Me: An ok song, good singing again, sounds very mystical/far away and dreamy.

Black Light Machine: My favorite after Hyperventilate. it stars off with some nice guitar riffs and a poppy vocal line, upbeat and all. Then it quiets down and when the guitar solo kicks in around 1:45, it blows my ears off. It quiets down again, but only for a second, and at 3 minutes, all hell starts to break loose in the form of more guitar soloing and some intense drumming to go with it. This followed by another vocal section, this time more eerie and ominous, with some cool chord changes. The the band breaks loose once more to rampage up and down the frets and this time the synthesizer joins in, dueling away for the final climactic 3 or 4 minutes of the song.

Milliontown: A very good epic, not my favorite, but damn good. The intro is amazing, questioning God and Angels, and a gorgeous piano/guitar melody. when the vocals come in, I love it. This moves seamlessly into a louder part with fast drums. Eventually, it goes into a 7/4 section that i really like. this quiets down into a softer section, but not for long as it kicks back into high gear. The last 10 minutes of this song are instrumental, and it feels a little overdone, but its really good music so i dont mind.

Overall, an amazing debut, I hope to see more of frost in the future.

The Ace Face | 4/5 |


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