Title: Through the Frozen Styx
Label: Heerwegen Tod Production
Style: Black Metal
Hey, I just reviewed ProFanatism's previous album and was mentioning they have a new album out and here I have it already, the new, second studio album by Polish ProFanatism. We're served with 9 new tracks, one of them being a cover of Sacrilegium's Darkness track, and in total we're talking about almost 50 minutes of playing time. The music is not better nor worse than the previous from my point of view, and it's a bit of a bummer since I was expecting so much more from the new material. Maybe there are, but I don't see any major changes from Hereticon, it's the same atmospheric, highly sinister and offensive, dense Black Metal that will impress you if it's your first encounter with the band's music. The guitar work is a bit more colored than the production lets you discover if you don't listen closely, and probably the guitars could have been a bit more upfront than the rest of the instruments, there are some interesting leads and harmonies popping out all the time but all in all, as I was saying, you need to be fully attentive to get them. No doubt, a good album, like the previous onem ProFanatism proves to be a solid, trustworthy outfit.
Reviewed by Adrian