FROZEN SOUL's brand of straightforward, in-your-face death metal is a gasp of fresh air in a genre that's stretched the very limits of technicality. Fully formed in 2018, the quintet has rapidly made a name for itself and churned the underground with a sound that evokes the old school sound of bands like Obituary, Mortician, and Bolt Thrower. That reverence for death metal's roots was apparent from Frozen Soul's initial four-song Encased in Ice demo, which includes a cover of Mortician's "Witch's Coven" and was released in early 2019 on California's Maggot Stomp Records.
FROZEN SOUL entered the studio in early March 2020 to record its first full-length with former guitarist Daniel Schmuck handling production and mixing duties. Crypt of Ice is nothing short of a breath of very fresh and very cold air on death metal's fiery landscape. From re-recorded demo tracks including the call-to-arms of "Encased in Ice" and the savage frost blister of "Wraith of Death" to the brutal, pummeling, and momentous guitar churn of "Arctic Stranglehold," FROZEN SOUL have delivered a record that embraces the genre's past while pushing death metal forward with frigid force.