Reviews of Frailty "Silence Is Everything..." EP from Doom Mantia, Ferrum.lt and Cryptic Madness


DOOMMANTIA (www.doommantia.com)

Aug 26, 2010
Frailty - Silence Is Everything
If you were to try and think of bands from Latvia, I doubt if you will be able to name even one band, but there is some good bands from there and Frailty rates as the best I have ever heard from the country. Their "Lost Lifeless Lights" albums was a beautiful Death/Doom Gothic Metal album and the following EP simply titled "EP" was also a great release that didn't just copy the usual Death/Doom style, they actually sound like they are trying to re-invent it in some way. The "Silence Is Everything" EP features three studio tracks and a live version of "Doomed Halls of Damnation". The EP kicks off with "Wendigo", crushing riffs with a huge,thick sound pulverize along side the powerful drumming that is immaculately recorded. The vocals range from deeper than deep death growls to a clean and slightly twisted clean voice, the voice's comes from Martins Lazdans and Edmunds Vizla who is also one of the exceptionally good guitarist's in the band. "Wendigo" is more death than doom but the musicianship and quality production makes this a solid track no matter what genre you care to placed them in.


Grupa "The Black Tea" piedāvā videoklipu dziesmai „Aizgājusī Nakts"


Videoklips ir jaunu pavērsienu punkts grupas dzīvē - dziesmā dzirdamā un redzamā vokāliste Sandra Kaņepe ir atstājusi grupas ierindu, kurā aktīvi piedalījās no pašiem pirmsākumiem. Bet ar to nekas nebeidzas, jo Melnā Tēja veiksmīgi ir atradusi sev jaunu vokālisti, ar kuru ir jau aizvadīts koncerts, kā arī ir uzsākts jaunas dziesmas „Outside The Walls" studijas ieraksts, kurš tad būs ievads jaunajā grupas daiļradē.


New release - Frailty EP "Silence Is Everything..." (2010)

Frailty is a modern doom metal band, from Riga, Latvia, creating and performing dark and disturbing sounds of melancholy and tragedy. Frailty’s music is the reflection of humanity’s sickness, sorrows and coldness expressed through many faced musical approaches starting from influences of early 90ties doom/death metal, slowly evolving into more abstract ambient and ethnic soundscapes. It is a dark journey inside reality’s most unwanted, feared and abhorred aspects, leaving no compromises or hopes.  Deeply inspired by mythologies of this world, Frailty tells a story of mystery and tragedy to its ever increasing audience.

The band has released successful debut album “Lost Lifeless Lights” in 2008 under well known Solitude Productions label, specified in doom metal sounds, that got well response all around the world.

Nameless self released EP followed in 2009 – and band got two highest awards on first ever annual Latvian Metal Music Award 2009 – “Best Latvian Metal Band 2009” & “Best Latvian Metal Album 2009”.

One of Frailty’s main goals is to create crushing and memorable live performances – massive and bleak walls of sound from guitars, dark atmospheres from keyboards, crushing drums, bulldozing bass and deep growling vocals sometimes supported by sorrowful and sick cleans.

The stage experience so far is formidable – Frailty acted as support band for Novembre in Vilnius and for Skepticism in Moscow. Frailty’s first album’s presentation was done on Moscow Doom Festival III together with Esoteric, Worship, Comatose Vigil, and Mournful Gust. The band got headline show on The Shadows Doom Festival in Moscow, as well – shared the stage with Dark Tranquillity, Tiamat, Samael, Sepultura, Sinister, Mournful Congregation, Longing for Dawn, Mourning Beloveth, Dark The Suns, Depressed Mode, Soundarcade and many others on local and foreign concerts and festivals.
Currently, Frailty is working on material for their second album, expected to be released somewhere in 2010/2011.

“Silence Is Everything...” is a Promo EP 2010, that shows the way the band is going and what to expect from upcoming album.Labels, magazines, webzines interested in listening and/or reviewing, please, contact p3licanmosh@gmail.com for promotional copy!

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