This was an indie release (Liquid Flames Records). Frost And Fire sounds like a weird throwback record. But it is as if it is a throwback to some odd time and space that never really happened… to some primitive heavy metal style that existed in an alternate universe, one in which Led Zeppelin never formed. Hard to describe the Frost And Fire sound. A bit stoner-ish I guess… attempts to be heavy, and even attempts to be somewhat commercial. An odd record indeed, one destined forever to reside in heavy metal’s foggy netherworld — a testimony to the chemical haze the band surely were under at the time of its birth. Enough cult interest led to Metal Blade Records rescuing Frost And Fire from the compost heap and issuing it on CD years later in ’99. Crusty stuff. It’s a strange trip down a long, lonesome road. Going by the band’s name and the cover art, you would expect Bilbo Baggins and cod-piece heroics, but it’s really more of a rusty blades and greasy chains type o’ deal. Frost And Fire is a listenable record, but not necessarily the first one I would grab on my way out of a burning building. My score: C+
Note: Check out pics of the original Liquid Flames Records LP here.