Blasting out of Dallas, Texas, Frost Koffin play a style of metal that has its heart right in the centre of thrash but with a respect for melody while still retaining a crushing heaviness. Danger And Deliverance is their debut EP and over the course of its six tracks, Frost Koffin display a sense of musical maturity that seems way beyond their tender years.
The musicianship on here is excellent (witness the shredding guitar on Position Of Power for a perfect example) and the band are tight, with their songs sounding massive and the fact that they are all well crafted is a plus point as well and delivered with the right amount of passion.
Danger And Deliverance doesn’t waste any time in getting straight to the point as the monstrous intro to opening track Crucible Relief proves and from then on, it is a rollercoaster of searing riffs and soaring grooves combined with acres of melodic passages.
Songs like the breakneck thrash of Brain Pollution and the perfect way to finish things off with the mournful but catchy closing number Harmful Delusion demonstrate the bands heaviness and knack for that melodic nature in many different ways and also show the bands technical skills off well and the anthemic Iron Crutch with its heartfelt intro that leads into a chasm of heavy has to be the perfect example of Frost Koffins dexterity as musicians. Listening, it is clear that the band take their cues from Countdown To Extinction era Megadeth and Pantera with hints of Metallica and Death Angel in there too but have a matured sound that they make their own.
Even though they are only just starting out, Frost Koffin have delivered an opening gambit that marks them out as ones to watch and on this form, their debut album will be nothing but a killer.
Frost Koffin strike the right balance between heaviness and melody on their debut EP Danger And Deliverance.