Sunday, March 15, 2020

Frijgard - "Chapter Zero" (Art Gates Records, 2019)

Band: Frijgard
Title: Chapter Zero
Genre: Epic Heavy/Black Metal
Time: 48.33 min
Release date: 14th June 2019
Vote: 86/100

Some months ago I received a new physical pack from Art Gates Records. Among others, I found into that pack “Chapter Zero”, the third album by Frijgard, a very interesting band from the northern Switzerland whose moniker is a funny pun derived from Fricktal, the name of their region. In fact, reading from an interview on the Web (you can reach it through the following link, “Frick” was the Swiss name’s variation for Frija, that is the wife of Odin. Instead, “-gard” is simply used in the Nordic mythology to indicate a world (i.e. Asgard). So, through this kind of moniker, one can imagine that Frijgard are into viking metal… but the reality is veeery different. Let’s see why and how!