|SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014|
|So we have finally been getting some reviews in Europe..|
10/10 from Dark News in Germany! http://www.dark-news.de/passend-jahreszeit-winter-storm-within/43960
A couple of foreign reviews! Here's one from Power Metal (DE) http://powermetal.de/review/review-Winter_Storm/Within_The_Frozen_Design,23487.html
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|Jan 19, 2014 @ 1:05 PM | 0 comment(s)|
|TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013|
|Winter Storm to be featured on Headbangers FM!|
Winter Storm are to be featured on Headbangers FM!
We should be played on the Fight For Rock show at 16.30 CET
(Show is from 14.00 CET - 17.00 CET)
|Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:25 PM | 0 comment(s)|
|SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013|
|Winter Storm Release Brand NEW Video For 'Wasted Feelings'!|
Winter Storm Release Brand NEW Video For 'Wasted Feelings'!
Wasted Feelings is to be featured on the forthcoming second album, 'Within The Frozen Design', due for release later this month, and is available for pre-order now, whilst stocks last.
|Nov 03, 2013 @ 8:09 PM | 0 comment(s)|
|MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013|
|10/10 album review for Within The Frozen Design|
We have recently been featured in the well known PowerPlay magazine for a review of Within The Frozen Design which received 8/10, below is a 10/10 review!
Is a powerful opening track that builds with incredible intrigue that is powered simply by the sweeping symphonic sounds, which play alongside a dark ambient spine that is twisted beyond the boundaries of everything ‘normal?’
Tumultuous and rapidly breathes fire from its dark and ambient embrace. Vocally Hannah sounds very intense and professional in her approach and the track on the whole has a serious outlook that creeps and twists boldly upon the proceedings.
Sonic and fiery this track is heavy right to the core of its existence, with thickly grazing tendencies that will scar you with a beauty that can only come from its passion. Toxic strings reach out like a well-developed vine - with its branches aiming straight for the jugular. A very satisfying track that warrants and well worthy of a repeat or two!
Beautifully melodic and inspiring with plenty of intrigue that’s passionate and holds the imagination. Possessing a strong rhythmic sway of poetic justice. The soaring riffs will just eat you from the inside out, make no mistake on that! Basking in sumptuous melodies, this track has that and more besides.
The ambiance given out on this track is compelling and dark. It sweeps gracefully with a melodic temper, brushing the darker depths with resourceful twists and holds a swell of magnetic temptation. The vocals gently, but firmly carry the track to a thrilling conclusion that will have the heart pumping with intrigue. Outstanding track!
Again, and overwhelming with ambiance this track pumps out darkening twists that rise and swell with enticing rhythms. Potent with a flurry of intensity and resounding rigorous attack, yet still maintaining its seductive qualities. There are also some quite harsh and bruising moments contained within its sinewy out-stretched fingers courtesy of some amazing riffs.
Stark as it is diverse with great vocal effects. The keyboards are the backbone of this stunning track. The heaviness simply roars with abandon. It’s infectious, strong and compelling with a magnitude of intensity and the second instrumental track on the album.
Thunderous effects come into play that are overtaken by some sizzling guitar work and ambient keyboard. The vocals bristle with a strong intensity leaving the listener rather breathless. Further on in the track the keyboard overtones take on a mesmeric effect lifting the track with good solid machine gun effect drumming to back it up and give further sonic urgency.
This track over shadows with brooding consistency but never loses sight of the melodic beauty that sweeps within its tendrils of ambiance. Hannah’s vocal is dark and haunting at the same time, which offers superb graceful and compelling persuasion.
The tingle screams unmercifully down your spine as this track fires into existence. Harbouring a dark malevolence that lingers throughout and is soaked with rich melodies that brood and smoulder with evil intent. The breakdown is simply so powerful it will embed itself into your psyche!
The sound of rainfall and then soft devious strings enter – you can breathe out now! A seducing little track that harbours a swirl of eager anticipation as the track grows into a fierce and unyielding melodic swathe of rhythmic, tempestuous infection. This is another instrumental track with plenty of bite that will leave its mark! I shall be repeating this track again because you never know what is coming next! It is truly outstanding!
Sharp keyboard tones are suddenly overshadowed with electric guitar that resonate to an astounding level of intensity. Beautifully balanced with seductive melodies and erupting with bristling intent to reach its immense conclusion. Fiery and uncompromising – get that volume up now and bask in its glorious rhythms – what a track to end on – it leaves you wanting more without a doubt!
Never before, have I heard such bone crunching intensity from a band that has been labelled as 'Gothic' – this is immensely powerful, not the usual Gothic band whose tracks tend to run away with themselves and then end up nowhere! This should carry a health warning!
Winter Storm offers intrigue by the bucket load, are striking and elevated with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster! Haunting keyboard melodies linger and lick the ears whilst a heavy ambient flavours hit you right between the eyes, and will more than awaken the senses, leaving you refreshed and ready for a repeat dose!
Truly a superb, well produced album that you will find, just as I have, that twelve tracks just aren’t enough to stem the flow of blood as it courses round the system and will eventually explode through every pore in your entire body. With their anthemic lures, coupled with vibrant riffs and haunting melodies the addiction has truly taken over. I simply urge you to check this band out NOW! They are just phenomenal!
|Oct 28, 2013 @ 10:14 PM | 0 comment(s)|
|TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013|
|Within The Frozen Design - First Album Review Is Up!|
WINTER STORM | WITHIN THE FROZEN DESIGN
8.5/10 – LUKE HAYHURST
Gothic metal band Winter Storm have returned with their second album “Within the Frozen Design”, an album sporting some seriously eye catching artwork!
The atmospheric opening of “Cold Creation” swiftly builds up a decent amount of tension and even a little feeling of dark, cold foreboding before the band unleash “Wasted Feelings” with its sound mired in an old school heavy metal base, then added too by a vast symphonic element before the powerful vocals and trigger happy machine gun style double kick drumming takes the reigns and steers the bands new album forward on a wave of unbridled power and melodic harmony! More low key interludes are woven into the album here and there for variety but the surging flow that Winter Storm create through confident guitar play and and the excellent symphonic undertones and harmonies previously mentioned generally rules the roost!
“Shadow Weaver” marks the albums first true anthem… lyrics that brand themselves into your memory, simple yet forging guitar work and a solid, steady flow that packs more power and melody than before. Following this tracks such as “Symmetric Flow” and “Afraid to Speak” take on a more comfortable feel, adding more of a haunting but softer style t the album whilst “Beneath the Mystery” once more sees Winter Storm return to their more accustomed style of deep powerful melodies! The instrumental interlude of “Broken World” rises and undulates to a crescendo before once more dying down and making way for the stormy opening of “Universal Design”, a song which then hits out strongly into a fast and flowing track, similar in its anthemic nature to that of “Shadow Weaver”!
It has to be said that there is a marked improvement between this album and the bands debut, in everything from production to creativity and musicianship. As with any gothic metal band the sound on offer is not going to throw out any curve balls and the remaining tracks on the album such as “Gatekeeper”, “Dark Awakening” and “Waves of Misery” are testament to this. Still, they are catchy, inspiring and beautifully created and well worth listening too. Finishing with “The Frozen Siren”, Winter Storm put to bed a very well executed second album, one that highlights a band most definitely on the rise.
|Sep 17, 2013 @ 2:52 PM | 0 comment(s)|