A Faded Missive Therefrom



Type: compilation
Status: official
Year of record: 2006-2010
Style: dark ambient, drone ambient
Year of release: 2016
Released: Operator Produkzion, CDr in 4 panel gatefold limited to 48 handnumbered copies
Artwork: A-Drone & Cold Graves Art
Tracklist:

  1. Lux
  2. Pluvia
  3. Nox
  4. Lichten Op De Muur

Notes: A compilation of two so different EPs that were never released officially. First one, "Foresta", was a part of un official split with Orion Belt out in 2007, and it underwent remixing and remastering; second one, "Lichten Op De Muur", was never released at all. Small piece of Frozen Ocean past wrapped in breathtakingly beautiful gatefold is devoted strongly to Frozen Ocean fans. Or is it?..
Reviews: Third Eye Cinema (English)
Midlands Rocks (English)
Beneath The Surface (English)

The Prowess Of Dormition



Type: EP
Status: official
Year of record: 2015
Style: atmospheric metal
Year of release: 2016
Released: Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings, CD in jewel case
Artwork: Divine Chaos Art
Tracklist:

  1. No Blizzard
  2. Once Aglow
  3. Det Siste Snøfallet
  4. The Prowess Of Dormition

Notes: A long EP of 25 minutes was intended to be a bridge from mostly electronic period in Frozen Ocean art back to metal addiction, but became something standing alone instead. For sure, it foretells what future releases of Frozen Ocean will look like, but at the same time it has its own face, frozen and injured but full of heavy rage. Midtempo atmospheric metal, "blackened" if you would like, with involuntary touch of pagan melodics and crystal translucent electronics; four long songs about winter, struggle and death, epic and inspiring; a hint of what you could expect from Frozen Ocean of tomorrow - all this is "The Prowess Of Dormition".

P.S. "Dormition" as not the religious phenomenon (something unclear about virgin mary whatsoever), but as "death sleep".

Reviews:

Invisible Oranges (note) (English)                                                                              The Headbanging Moose (English)

Power Play Magazine (English)                                                                                  Disagreement.net (English)

Metal1.info (German)                                                                                             Wonderbox Metal (English)

Crossfire Metal Webzine (German)                                                                             Midlands Metalheads (English)

Echoes And Dust (English)                                                                                       Terapija.net (Polish)

Metal Trenches (English)                                                                                         Wormwood Chronicles (English)

Angry Metal Guy (English)                                                                                       Metal Reviews (English)

Meat Mead Metal (English)                                                                                      Headbang or GTFO (English, video)

Rock Overdose (Greek)                                                                                          The Metal Observer (English)

Ave Noctum (English)                                                                                            Moshville Times (English)

Valkyrian Music (English)                                                                                        Third Eye Cinema (English)

Soundscape Magazine (English)                                                                                Gorgers Metal (English)

Ragherrie (Dutch)                                                                                                 Metal.it (Italian)

Tombstone Webzine (German)                                                                                 Kaosguards (French)

No Clean Singing (English)                                                                                      Intravenous Magazine (English)

Metal-Nose (English/Dutch)                                                                                     Soil Chronicles (French)

Evening Surfer (Russian)                                                                                        Necromance (Spanish)

Beneath The Surface (English)                                                                                 Metalhead.it (Italian)

Hypnos Webzine (Italian)                                                                                       The Grim Tower (English)

Lords Of Metal (Dutch)                                                                                           Metal Temple (English)

Black Ivory Tower (English)
Links:

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Prills Of Remembrance



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2014
Style: trip-hop/downtempo
Year of release: 2015
Released: Haarbn Productions, CD in super jewel case limited to 100 copies
Artwork: Al.Ex of Mayhem Project
Tracklist:

  1. Touching Clouds Beyond The Edge Of Dome
  2. Into The Forest Of Rope Dolls
  3. As White Supergiant Illumines Petrified Streets
  4. Gathering Amaranthine Rain Of Escape
  5. Broken Feather Of The Last Seraphim
  6. Of Blurred Signs Once Carved On Full Moon
  7. Chains Hang Down The Abyss
  8. Forgotten Children Play On Concealed Stages
  9. Slow Stars In Underwater Caves
  10. White Birds Thaw On Toy Soldiers Burial

Notes: This album could be an awesome soundtrack. And it is, if you would like to mean a soundtrack to loosy surreal pictures flashing in your mind. "Prills Of Remembrance" is completely novel experience for Frozen Ocean: it contains nether metal, nor droning ambience but has the atmosphere of touchy melodies and simple silent rhytms instead. 
Reviews: Ave Noctum (English)

The Metal Observer (English)

bagerlock (Russian)

The Independent Voice (English)

Side-Line (English)

Dark City (Russian) 

Hypnos Webzine (Italian)

Heathen Harvest (English)

Links to download: Bandcamp

Norse



Type: compilation
Status: official
Year of record: 2010-2011
Style: blackened crust
Year of release: 2014
Released: Bylec-Tum Productions, pro-tape ltd to 333 copies
Artwork: Al.Ex of Mayhem Project
Tracklist:

  1. Likegyldig Raseri I-XIII
  2. Vanviddsang I-VIII
  3. Natt Over Meg I-XVI

Notes: Releasing the whole "Norse" trilogy on one host was indeed the great idea: it makes the listener to have perfect perception of atmosphere and message that this homage to Norwegian BM scene carries. It is made for die-hard cassette underground activists and also for those who like to collect complete discographies.

Weighing Form



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2007-2012
Style: drone/noise ambient
Year of release: 2014
Released: Operator Produkzion, CD-R in b/w envelope with insert, ltd to 48 copies
Artwork: Danil (Operator Produkzion)
Tracklist:

  1. Sample
  2. Homogenous Precipitation
  3. Ostwald's Ripening
  4. Filtration
  5. Calcination
  6. Yield

Notes: A conceptual and very specific work that has been making for a long time, "Weighing Form" takes the shape of traditionally deep noisy drone ambient with technological basics and orients into a narration of gravimetric analysis procedure that is widespread yet relatively obsolete technique in analytical chemistry. The procedure is split onto steps, and each step is represented by one track subsequently. This work is not connected with metal music in any way and is strictly for people who are attracted with drone, noise and industrial ambient kind of stuff, or also would like to take a look on another new side of Frozen Ocean's legacy.

Reviews: Ave Noctum (English)

Listen: Soundcloud

The Dyson Swarm



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2013
Style: electronic ambient dark metal
Year of release: 2014
Released: Kristallblut Records, CD in 6 panel digipack, ltd. to 500 copies
Artwork: Phlegeton Art
Tracklist:

  1. Syzygy
  2. CE-4
  3. Sloan Great Wall
  4. SHGb02+14a
  5. Exoplanet (HD 85512 b)
  6. The Dyson Swarm
  7. UDFj-39546284

Notes: The new style was chosen again for this epic work. Space in which "The Dyson Swarm" floats is woven of midtempo electronic gates and pads, polyphonic dark metal with space atmosphere, ambient structure and sci-fi background. It is devoted to the place of humanity in space, both close and outer, and merely is like a journey through the cosmos. From the very Earth and its orbit ("CE-4"), through Solar System to another planets ("HD 85512 b") and to known edge of Universe ("UDFj-39546284"); facing wonderful arrangements of astronomic objects ("Syzygy"), enormous objects of macrostructure ("Sloan Great Wall"), both extraterrestrial ("SHGb02+14a") and human ("The Dyson Swarm") presence in space... 49 minutes out there. 

Reviews: The Metal Observer (English)

The Metal Review (English)

Mescaline Injection (German)

maeror3 (Russian)

Occult Black Metal Zine (English)

isawald (Russian)

Metal As Fuck (English)

Ave Noctum (English)

Medazzarock (German)

Hard Rock Info (English)

Misantropia Extrema (Portuguese)

Revolution Inc. (Danish)

The Independent Voice (English)

Lords of Metal (English)

Zwaremetalen.com (Dutch)

New Noise Magazine (English)

Morde Essa Bolacha (Portuguese)

The Metal Temple (English)

Music Waves (French)

Black Audio (English)

Against Magazine (English)

Concrete Web (English)

Hypnos Webzine (Italian)

Femforgacs (Hungarian)

Earshot (German)

Wonderbox (English)

Metal Music Addicts (English)

Metal Soundscapes (English)

Undergrounded.de (German)

bagerlock (Russian)

Pest Webzine (English)

Power of Metal (English)

Metal Curse (English)

Metalfan.nl (Dutch)

Infernal Masquerade (English)

Heathen Harvest (English)

Acquaint: Youtube

Listen: Soundcloud

Buy: Discogs.com

Natt Over Meg



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2011
Style: black metal/punk
Year of release: 2013
Released: Obscure Abhorrence Productions, CD in jewel case, ltd to 500 copies
Artwork: Cold Graves Art
Tracklist:

  1. Natt Over Meg I
  2. Natt Over Meg II
  3. Natt Over Meg III
  4. Natt Over Meg IV
  5. Natt Over Meg V
  6. Natt Over Meg VI
  7. Natt Over Meg VII
  8. Natt Over Meg VIII
  9. Natt Over Meg IX
  10. Natt Over Meg X
  11. Natt Over Meg XI
  12. Natt Over Meg XII
  13. Natt Over Meg XIII
  14. Natt Over Meg XIV
  15. Natt Over Meg XV
  16. Natt Over Meg XVI

Notes: It's a rare release of FO that has no background behind it. This album, as the ultimate part of "Norse" Trilogy concept, devoted to Fenriz, Nocturno Culto and Darkthrone, was originally composed in the midst of night woods and put down in a record at Summer 2011 after Moribund Records exposed their interest, as they said, to such kind of materal. However later, after "Natt Over Meg" was sent to them, they broke up all connections and kept silence. So this album lied on a shelf for two years and finally was released by Obscure Abhorrence Productions. 

Reviews: Ave Noctum (English)

Metal Observer (English)

Infernal Masquerade (English)

Isawald (Russian)

Destructive Music (English)

Listen: Soundcloud

 

Autumn Bridges



Type: split EP
Collaborator: Petrychor
Status: official
Year of record: 2011-2012
Style: blackened shoegaze/post-rock//atmospheric folk/black metal
Year of release: 2013
Released: Wolfsgrimm Records, CD in jewel case, ltd. to 300 copies
Artwork: .darla
Tracklist:

Petrychor:

  1. Tomorrow It Will Rain Over Bouville

Frozen Ocean:

     2. To Drown In Hoary Grass

     3. Autumn Bridges



Notes: As usually, this split has a long story. Many projects were asked to collaborate with, but the only agreed to participate was Petrychor. As for whole Frozen Ocean discography, this is an example of another one endeavour to step away from the played previously, and good atmospheric work in general. A gentle piece of personal Autumn - these words of the flyer are quite true.
Reviews:  Ave Noctum (English)

isawald (Russian)

Zeroumus (English)

Sorrow Eternal (English)

Empyre Mag (German)

Unholy Black Art Of Ritual (German)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English)

Mondo Metal Webzine (Italian)

The Pit of the Damned (Italian)

Dark City (Russian)

Kulturterrorismus (German)

Aristocracia Webzine (Italian)

Metal Soundscapes (English)

Listen: Soundcloud

Download: rutracker.org

Buy CD: Discogs.com

Trollvinter



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2007-2012
Style: eclectic electronics
Year of release: 2013
Released: self-production, CD in digipack with slipcase ltd. to 500 copies
Artwork: Al.Ex and Mayhem Design
Tracklist:

  1. Sömnlöshet
  2. Att betrakta begravde världen
  3. Snöa lanterna
  4. Kullar och osynlig
  5. Den stora kylan går
  6. Ficklampor
  7. Mårran söker
  8. Ensamma gäster
  9. Isig flod
  10. Vågor av uppvaknande

Notes:  A conceptual album based on Tove Jansson's "Moominland Midwinter" novel. 

Reviews:  maeror3 (Russian)

isawald (Russian)

Ave Noctum (English)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English)

The Pit of the Damned (Italian)

Kulturterrorismus Zine (German)

Dark City (Russian)

bagerlock (Russian)

Metal Soundscapes (English)

Listen: Soundcloud

Buy CD: Discogs.com

Download: Rutracker.org

Vanviddsanger



Type: EP
Status: official
Year of record: 2010
Style: raw primitive black metal/crust
Year of release: 2013
Released: Obscure Abhorrence Productions, CD in jewel case, ltd. to 500 copies
Artwork: Al.Ex and Mayhem Design
Tracklist:

  1. Vanviddsang I
  2. Vanviddsang II
  3. Vanviddsang III
  4. Vanviddsang IV
  5. Vanviddsang V
  6. Vanviddsang VI
  7. Vanviddsang VII
  8. Vanviddsang VIII

Notes: Along with "Vestigial Existence", "Vanviddsanger" also definitely had an uneasy destiny before it has been released. While EP was recorded in October 2010 on the same wave that "Likegyldig Raseri" was, there were few chances to get somebody's interest with it. First attempt was an interest from relatively famous and truly undegroundly black metal/crust project Malveillance, whose mastermind F. gave an offer to make a split release via our common label Suffering Jesus Productions. The idea was really good, but it didn't finished on anything due to F.'s sudden declaration of finishing the Malveillance activity. Second attempt was developed during realization of the first one, and was a "collaboration" with Italian "label" Nocturnal Brights Productions, whose "promotional manager" Marcus offered me a collaboration and a release of some current unpublished stuff. This time it was such a chance, so it was decided to put all the eggs altogether and co-release a split with Malveillance by SJP and NBP. But this well-arranged scheme started to rabidly decompose, firstly with the debark of Malveillance. Hence SJP declined to release the stuff suddenly transformed from split to short EP, and the very hope remains just on Italians, who hit the final stab in this long sorrowful story, just had cancelled the release at month before approximate release date without eny explanations or even excuses. All that could be done is to wish them die from leper and shift the material into the depth of shelf. Next, short and finally happy chapter became at the end of 2012, when G. from Italian label Bylec-Tum contacted with Frozen Ocean, considered this material as releasable and proposed it to actual releasing label Obscure Abhorrence. Nevertheless great thanks to G. and Andi from OAP for their patience, kindness and reliability.

"Vanviddsanger" is second part of conceptual Norse trilogy, and it is dedicated to Kvist, one of almost forgotten but totally fucking awesome bands that kept the real spirit of Black Metal as clandestine art. 16 minutes long EP of crust influenced raw black metal (Norsk Svart Punk), that is now more alive than totally soulless and frozen material of "Likegyldig Raseri".

Reviews:  isawald (Russian)

The Pit of the Damned (Italian)

Ave Noctum (English)

The Metal Review (English)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English)

Empyre Mag (German)

Kulturterrorismus (German)

Dark City (Russian)

Bagerlock (Russian)

Diaboli Vocem (English)

Thanatische Manifestationen (German)

Listen: Soundcloud

Buy CD: Discogs.com

A Perfect Solitude



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2008-2012
Style: atmospheric metal/ambient
Year of release: 2012
Released: Wolfsgrimm Records, CD in digipack ltd. to 300 copies + digital addition: A Perfect Solitude WallPaper Pack
Artwork: Alex and Mayhem Design
Tracklist:

  1. Broken Window
  2. Somewhere Clouds Debark
  3. A Sunflower on the Prison Backyard
  4. Mare Imbrium
  5. Camomiles
  6. Unavailing Steps on Perpetual
  7. Cleavage and Emission

Notes:  A new chapter has been finished. Grey skies of mournful clouds, cold breath of empty rooms, waste thoughts and vain regrets, distant visions and everlasting recollections - all these things are imprescriptible attributes of those we are used to picture as being alone. The most personal release of Frozen Ocean. 43 minutes of intricate fusion of atmospheric metal and ambient. A Perfect Solitude.

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Reviews: Femforgacs (Hungarian)

 Empyre Mag (German)

Isawald (Russian)

Ave Noctum (English)

Grimmsberg (Russian)

SorrowEternal (English)

Jacopo Fano "Ahti" (Italian)

The Pit of the Damned (Italian)

Threnodies (English)

Metal Reviews (English)

Unholy Black Art of Ritual (German)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English) 

The Metal Review (English)

The Metal Observer (English)

Black Metal Spirit (Spanish)

Dark World (Russian)

Emozioni Distorte (Italian)

Kulturterrorismus (German)

Dark City (Russian)

Aristocrazia Webzine (Italian)

Listen: Soundcloud

Buy CD: Discogs.com

Likegyldig Raseri



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2010
Style: raw primitive black metal
Year of release: 2011
Released: Deleting Soul Records / Suffering Jesus Productions, CD in jewel-case, ltd. to 500 copies
Artwork: Cold Graves Art
Tracklist:

  1. Likegyldig Raseri I
  2. Likegyldig Raseri II
  3. Likegyldig Raseri III
  4. Likegyldig Raseri IV
  5. Likegyldig Raseri V
  6. Likegyldig Raseri VI
  7. Likegyldig Raseri VII
  8. Likegyldig Raseri VIII
  9. Likegyldig Raseri IX
  10.  Likegyldig Raseri X
  11.  Likegyldig Raseri XI
  12.  Likegyldig Raseri XII
  13.  Likegyldig Raseri XIII

Notes: «Likegyldig Raseri» is a first album of conceptual trilogy referred to as «Norse» Trilogy.  It is enough to say that this album is dedicated to Vidar Vaaer and ILDJARN, as to man whose life and art gave a major part of inspiration to Frozen Ocean; so because of such devotion, it is easy to get a clue about the music stored here. And, of course, a particular place takes work of Cold Graves, who transforms a loose imagination about album into the something perfectly fitted the initial plot, something cold, thorny, evil, northern and atmospheric. Total raw anger!
Reviews: Lords of Metal Webzine (Dutch)

The Pit of the Damned (Italian)

Ave Noctum (English)

Isawald (Russian)

Grimmsberg (Russian)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English)

Listen: Soundcloud

Buy CD: Discogs.com

Aokigahara



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2010
Style: drone dark ambient
Year of release: 2011
Released: Le Crepuscule Du Soir, CD-r in A5 digisleeve, ltd. to 100 copies
Artwork: Cold Graves Art
Tracklist:

  1. Aokigahara

Notes: It’s easy to realize what this album is devoted to. Yes, it is Aokigahara – a grim, humid, creepy forest on the west foot of Mount Fuji, in Japan. Aokigahara means «Plain of Green Trees» in Japanese, but this is the only one light and «romantic» thing about this ominous place, because it is one of the most popular places in the whole world where people come to commit suicide. Precizely, Aokigahara takes second place in this weird rating (first takes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco), so it’s hardly possible to imagine a more proper place to be inspired of. A creepy evanescent guitar ambience at the end of track is played by Shemsu-Hor, and as usual, absolutely killing artwork was made by Cold Graves.
Reviews: maeror3 (Russian)

Ave Noctum (English)

isawald (Russian)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English)

Listen: Soundcloud

7



Type: EP
Status: official
Year of record: 2011
Style: atmospheric metal
Year of release: 2011
Released: digital
Artwork: Cold Graves Art
Tracklist:

  1. Vind I: Forråder
  2. Vind II: Ledning
  3. Vind III: Håndflate Av Stormen
  4. Vind IV: Hvitt Flagg
  5. Vind V: Kvelning Mørket
  6. Vind VI: Hurrungane
  7. Vind VII: Askeaktig Snøstormen
  8. Halloween Theme (John Carpenter Cover)

Notes: This web release was planned as the small EP contains the majority of main Frozen Ocean features to attract an attention to the project releases. During development of the idea small EP transformed to big EP/short full-length (almost half of an hour length), and consist of a lot of features previously unused in project music. So, the final product represented a mix of different kinds of atmospheric metal with accented melodic structures and electronic experiments from gate keyboards to harsh industrial; the whole product could be called too eclectic, but it became more solid that was expected. 
P.S. Samples in « Vind I: Forråder» are from audio version of book «The End of Faith» written by Sam Harris.
Reviews:

Order of the Luciferian (English)  

Pagan Dreams Webzine (Spanish)

Musicmeter.nl (Dutch)

Listen and download: Soundcloud

Oneiric In Geocentricism



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2009
Style: drone space/dark ambient
Year of release: 2011
Released: Nihil Art Records, CD in jewel-case, ltd. to 500 copies
Artwork: Cold Graves Art
Tracklist:

  1. The Striding Watchtower
  2. A Chink In Coelosphere
  3. Levitation
  4. Quiver In The Voidrift
  5. Brooks Run To The Comet Lake
  6. Fog Delivery Hub

Notes: One of the most irritating sort of thoughts is one about naive cognition phenomena. Sometimes it is very hard even to imagine what kind of reason someone need to have to decline all rational arguments and be ruled by own deep irrational motivations without any correlation with reality, evidence and historical experience. So, the most complex of such conceptions are naive scientific theories, which are buried deeply under the weight of history, like geocentricism, anthropocentricism, creationism and other –isms founding on the imagination of human’s belief in its ontological exclusiveness. This exclusiveness is not a consequence of any evidence, on the contrary, it objects everything evident we can find in the nature and Universe, so it can originate only from human consciousness and from nowhere else, and by default it has irrational roots, which are often appear like a revelation or a dream. So, this was the whole conception of the «Oneiric in Geocentricism» and nothing more; if it all was too much for you, just listen for about an hour of calm, monotonous dark ambient, saturated by different kinds of atmosphere, and relax. And on this release Cold Graves totally overcome himself during performing the artwork, so don’t hesitate to buy a CD and stare on such totally mesmerizing beautifulness.
Reviews: maeror3 (Russian)

Dr. Markus Ganzherrlich (English)

Isawald (Russian)

Ave Noctum (English)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English)

Kulturterrorismus (German)

Listen: Soundcloud

Vestigial Existence



Type: full-length
Status: official
Year of record: 2009
Style: atmospheric/depressive metal
Year of release: 2011
Released: Deleting Soul Records, CD in jewel-case, ltd. to 500 copies
Artwork: Cold Graves Art
Tracklist:

  1. In Derelict
  2. Winter – Aelean Being
  3. Mute Walls
  4. Lurker
  5. Steps Above The Silence
  6. Soil Pillows
  7. Human Magnet
  8. Pyrewards

Notes: Really first metal Frozen Ocean release, which became first official full-length, and first release pressed on CD, and first release with press volume more than 100 copies, had a very uneasy destiny. It was recorded via autumn of 2009, and almost then a find of proper label had been started. There was a kind of deal with American label Wraith Productions over two months of trials: their head, Armando, promised to release this disc, but warned about a huge, more than a year, obligate delay caused by full release queue of label. So the album ought to be released at the beginning of 2011, and waiting was started. But, during approaching the date, Armando started to disappear from a connection, checking the letters one time for two months, and later just to ignore the letters, MySpace messages and all attempts to connect with him while using the mail, AOL and MySpace for trade and mailorders at the same time. So it appeared to be a fraud, and waiting for more than fucking year was useless; in this situation the one exit was to wish for Armando a slow, torturous, merciless death including castration, skullfuck and dismemberment in any suitable order. Due to this desperate fairytale-demented cocksucker’s deception the project has lost a lot of time proper to release this disc somewhere else; so it was really a glass of fresh water when Deleting Soul, a sub-label of Nihil Art Records, agreed to release this disc, and the gratitude for them is unmeasurable. The main reason for worrying was the unusually (for the style) sounded electronic experiments in two tracks on album, which could be stop being novel or somehow original during this time; but all this story had a happy end, so don’t hesitate to enjoy the album – reviews are on its side. And of course this album could be bought only just for ass-kicking Cold Graves artwork.
Reviews: Grimmsberg (Russian)

Noise Shaft (English)

Don’t Count On It (English)

maeror3 (Russian)

The Pit of the Damned (Italian)

Dr. Markus Ganzherrlich (English)

Ave Noctum (English)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English)

Metal Library (Russian)

Listen: Soundcloud

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Sensus Veris



Type: split album
Collaborator: Divinum Opus Sedare Dolorem
Status: official
Year of record: 2008-2010
Style: dark ambient/neoclassic//drone dark ambient
Year of release: 2011
Released: Operator Produkzion, CDr in digisleeve with inserts, ltd. to 78 copies
Artwork: Grin and Danil (Operator Produkzion)
Tracklist:
Divinum Opus Sedare Dolorem:

  1. Bury Me Under That Sky
  2. Arctic Waters’ Coma
  3. These Empty Eyes
  4. Moments

Frozen Ocean:

  1. Downstairs
  2. Anaemia
  3. Aer
  4. Asthma
  5. Stalingrad
  6. Wormwood

Notes: There is a very little to say about this awesome split. The collaboration with Russian dark ambient project Divinum Opus Sedare Dolorem appeared very subtle and productive, and each part of the split accurately fits each other, together make a whole two-sided meaning of Sensus Veris («The Sense of Spring» in Latin). Very good and evidently underestimated work. The One Strange Thing is an artwork chosen by the label for this release, but later it became an interesting and unusual feature.
Reviews: maeror3 (Russian)

isawald (Russian)

Ave Noctum (English)

bagerlock (Russian)

And Hoarfrost Blooms Henceforth

 



Type:
EP
Status: official
Year of record: 2009-2010
Style: atmospheric metal
Year of release: 2010
Released: Rigorism Productions, 3’’ CD-r in mini-DVD-box with insert, ltd. to 50 copies
Artwork: Cold Graves Art
Tracklist:

  1. And Hoarfrost Blooms Henceforth

Notes: First official metal release of Frozen Ocean truly was the second if look in order of recording; but some obstacles with release of album ought to be the very first black metal release (look to Vestigial Existence) lead to delay and therefore «And Hoarfrost…» became first. That was totally astounding that every label obtained the promo parcels or even letters haven’t find the necessity to answer. The only path remains was to fuck this cuntslime behaviour out and greet the Rigorism Production who readily satisfied the requests, even in such humble form. This release has collected several good comments on the internet, and almost no one bad. And, it is necessary to point out, it was the first release with total fucking brilliant kind of artwork that Cold Graves always make, so from this EP collaboration between Frozen Ocean and Cold Graves had started its path.
Reviews: Lokki (Russian)

Grimmsberg (Russian)

Metal Life (English)

Ave Noctum (English)

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Steamworks: Hibernation



Type: EP
Status: official
Year of record: 2009
Style: industrial/drone ambient
Year of release: 2009
Released: Operator Produkzion, CD-r in digisleeve with insert, ltd to 62 copies
Artwork: Grin and Danil (Operator Produkzion)
Tracklist:

  1. Steamworks: Hibernation

Notes: S:H is probably the most underestimated Frozen Ocean album, and there is no belief that even one copy was definitely sold or bought by somebody (traded copies included). Nonetheless, this more than half-of-an-hour-length ambient industrial tapestry devoted to steam machines is a significant part of discography, due to the tendency that every album of project should be expressed in different style. Of course, this rule is not performing thoroughly, but «Steamworks: Hibernation» is a rare case of not pure dark ambient but electronic FO release, and isn’t so bad itself. So, if it would be the time of existence of the people who are not indifferent to the project music, this disc is strongly recommended at least to download and listen, not obligate to buy.
P.S. This is an EP, not a full-length, this info on discogs.com is incorrect.
Reviews: Isawald/Radiodrone (Russian)

maeror3 (Russian)

Ave Noctum (English)

Infernal Masquerade Webzine (English)

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Your Talk May Kill Your Comrades: Negative Message From Collective Mind vol.2



Type: compilation
Status: official
Year of record: 2008
Style: ambient, industial, harsh noise, power electronics
Year of release: 2008
Released: Spirals of Involution, CD-r in jewel-case
Artwork: Alex (Spirals of Involution)
Tracklist:

  1. Misery – Vetreno (Fragment)
  2. Out Of Focus – Moloko
  3. Frozen Ocean – Myrmekos
  4. Fear Konstruktor – Dead Space
  5. Circle Of Iron Tape – Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero
  6. Maaaa + Minuala – We Are Post Rock Stars!
  7. Sudan Strain – Dai Dai Shogi
  8. Avrorin / Zuboff – Mixdown
  9. Bunker – Отряд
  10. Biomass – Обращение К Призывной Молодежи
  11. Necrasota – Некролюдия (Мисима)
  12. Organoid – Like Fly In Spider Web
  13. Maaaa – Karelia
  14. Comforter – Natural Born Victim
  15. Musicproduct – Moorzilka In Moorzilka

Notes: The first compilation that Frozen Ocean had granted to participate was a good experience. Alex from SoI Tapes didn’t plan or perform any definite concept or a plot of compilation, rather made an observation of Russian underground post-industrial scene, and there was simultaneously a presence of newbie or mostly unknown projects (like FO) and typical relatively well-known passengers like Maaa, Misery, SudanStrain etc. Without any concepts and with a really good filling (although AFAIK not all tracks were exclusive) this compilation still is a good snapshot or cut of a scene, and nothing bad will happen till listening it, on the contrary it might appear good.
Reviews: none

Depths Of Subconscious



Type: EP
Status: official
Year of record: 2007-2008
Style: drone dark ambient
Year of release: 2008
Released: Operator Produkzion, CD-r in DVD-slimcase, ltd. to 56 copies
Artwork: Grin and Danil (Operator Produkzion)
Tracklist:

  1. Tommyknockers Within
  2. In Fire We Trust
  3. Fly Over My Cemetery

Notes: Here goes the official discography, which totally differs from un-official by such parameter that any track included to the former has totally no need to be re-recorded, so on from the point of view of project, here was the threshold from which the quality of material became sufficient and dealing with the labels was started.
And really, the biggest gratitude should be given to Operator Produkzion, who accepted the material after a number of trials with some other labels; this step was the keystone of further motivation and evolution of Frozen Ocean.
Also, owners of the original CDr (all 25 kekeke) know that the title on the cover is really «Depths of Subconscious EP», with two extra letters. This happened because of label perceived the title marked on promo disc literally, whereas it was just a reference to type of release. In whole, this confusion is not a matter of mind at all.
Reviews: none

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