Frozen Ocean’s latest release The Prowess of Dormition is 25 minutes of quality atmospheric Black Metal. Wonderbox Metal caught up with the brains behind the project once more to find out a bit more information…
Hello. I am Vaarwel, the only person behind this project.
Give us a bit of background to Frozen Ocean
Frozen Ocean was founded in 2005 and had 10th anniversary last year. I always be the only member of this project, and will be. “The Prowess Of Dormition” is nineteenth official release.
What are your influences?
I usually try to avoid influences to create something original, but for “The Prowess Of Dormition” I can mention Vinterland, Thy Catafalque and obscure Russian band Valhalla as entities that inspired me somehow.
What are you listening to at the moment that you would like to recommend?
I generally listen to brutal and technical death metal, so I’d like to recommend to check upcoming Wormed album named “Krighsu”.
Give us a bit of background to The Prowess of Dormition – any particular concepts or ideas you want to discuss?
“The Prowess Of Dormition” has no particular concept or plot, but all the songs are about struggle in philosophical sense, as entity overcoming the hindrances. Struggle is the only thing that can make us better than we are and pushes the evolution forward.
I write the music first, keeping in mind the title and concept, and only then write the lyrics. I record all instruments and vocals by myself, and do all the sound work as well.
How did the recording process go?
What’s your favourite song on the album and why?
Title track, I guess, because it is the quintessence of whole EP both in music and in lyrics.
What does the future hold for Frozen Ocean?
Something new and unexpected, as usual.