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Valentine and Other Stories
Frostbite (Chris Compton)
Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
Edited by: Cyrus Rhodes
This is Georgia based Frostbite’s (Chris Compton) latest effort entitled “Valentine and Other Stories” released in 2011 and certainly doesn’t disappoint. This is one artist that brings to the table effective songwriting with dark, high-energy rock delivery.
Song Samples from the CD
The opening track "
But for the Beating” sets the stage rather well for this CD. It was a theatrical
intro piece which bounced along well
and had me focused for what lied ahead. All in all the whole CD is wonderfully simple
yet very complex with music that is dark, foreboding yet melodic.
The music reminds me a little of Rob Zombie, NIN, Ministry and even Marylyn Manson and Black Sabbath. There are some powerful grooves on this CD which gives this artist a modern day Goth Metal feel. Compton is a genius and his vocal presence works well track for track. Favorite tracks: My Darkest Dream, Venus in Furs, and the cover song The Metro (Berlin)
All song samples are from Frostbite's
page on CD Baby.
/ but for the beating
/ My Darkest Dream
/ The Metro
/ Yet Another Stain
/ Devien Rien
/ ...of my heart
/ Veteran of the Psychic Wars
My only criticism with this release: the overall sound quality. It sounds like it was recorded live either at the studio or during a soundcheck. Compton doesn’t have the greatest voice in the world either- but he makes up for it in other areas. But maybe that’s what he was shooting for in capturing lighting in a bottle. This is hard to do is a studio setting.
10 star rating average – This CD gets 7.5 stars
Rory Richardson...EvO:R Reviewer.
About the Editor:
Cyrus Rhodes is also President of Katavi Arts kataviarts.com a record label based out of Seattle, WA.
He also plays guitar for local rock band Seven Against Thebes, Over the years Rhodes has been
a guitarist in a touring band, band manager, booking agent, A&R representative, talent buyer, executive
producer and most recently a syndicated music critic. His reviews have been posted on USA TODAY and HEADLINE
NEWS. In 2009 he launched INDIE MUSIC DIGEST. IMD is dedicated the helping Independent
Artists and only accepts material from unsigned bands.
Cyrus's Record Label kataviarts.com
Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes www.7at.net
Drum Dynasty www.drumdynasty.com
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