Frost Like Ashes

Frost Like Ashes

BandMetal

Frost Like Ashes is Death Metal at it's heaviest; Black Metal at it's most glorious; and melds it all together into a cacophony both beautiful and cruel.

Biography

Spring of 2001 saw the birth of a vision and a band. The keeper of the vision, Sebat. the band, Frost Like Ashes. Though Sebat had experience in bands such as World Funeral and Coven as vocalist, he would begin this musical manifestation on guitar. Joining forces with Syntyche on Bass, Azahel (formerly of Possession) on Vocals, and eventually, Adonijah (formerly of Possession and Steadfast) on Drums and Keys, Sebat and crew had recorded 4 songs by 2002. "Immortals" had more than 1100 downloads in the first few months of its release. "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" was featured on the compilation entitled "A Brutal Christmas". "Adorers of Blood" was released on a British compilation called "Arachnid Terror" and the final song, "A Cruel Verse" was added to the three songs that were recorded in the Fall of 2002 to create Frost Like Ashes' first CD entitled "Pure As The Blood Covered Snow".

2002 also saw Frost Like Ashes join with Sounds Of The Dead Records for the release of "Pure As...". Though "Pure As..." was a critical success, Frost Like Ashes and SOTD parted ways in 2003. Several songs had been completed for the planned full-length, "Tophet". Due to the folding of SOTD, "Tophet" was put on hold as another label was sought. In the interim, one of the songs that was already complete, "Nightfall's Cold Kiss" was released on the internet, a compilation "A Treasury of Sorrows, and for radio play. The song garnered very good response. In the summer of 2004, things finally came together with Frost Like Ashes signing to PsychoAcoustix Records. They also solidified the line up with Qoheleth on the Keys and Ruach on Bass, after Syntyche's untimely departure from the band. Regardless of these personnel changes, Frost Like Ashes went ahead with the scheduled recording of "Tophet" in the winter of 2004. "Tophet" is now complete and with its release, Frost Like Ashes is moving ahead to vastly greater heights.

Frost Like Ashes has chosen a different path from that of most of their counterparts. While the songs are steeped in cruelty and war, it's the lifeless forms of pagan gods that lay scattered on the battlefield in the end. With many years of experience in the Death and Black Metal scenes, this new power in the metal wold is gearing up to be a shattering force that can lift American Metal back to glory. Frost Like Ashes is Death Metal at it's heaviest; Black Metal at it's most glorious; and melds it all together into a cacophony both beautiful and cruel at its very heart. Let the hammering begin.

Lyrics

Execution By Fire

Written By: Azahel

Everyone who follows Satan’s evil schemes
Shall bring swift destruction on their heads
Exploiting their children with satanic lies
Harm for harm shall be destroyed and perish in their death
For My Lord did not spare the angels when they sinned
But He cast them straight to hell
Sodom and Gomorrah condemned
By burning them to ashes
Example of the sentence of the wicked

Throwing down in violence
With the serpent on fire
My Lord will execute
Judgment on all men
Many are those slain by My Lord

Hear the roar
Coming from the city
Tremble at His words
Hear the noise from the temple
It’s the wrath
The sound of the Lord
Repaying all His enemies all that they deserve

Now go out
Look on the dead bodies
Those who rebelled against the Lord
Their worm will not die
Their fire won’t be quenched
So now they rot in execution’s fury!
Throwing down in violence
With the serpent on fire
My Lord will execute
Judgment on all men
Many are those slain by My Lord

Children of the Serpent, Oh accursed brood!
Their souls delight in their abominations
I will choose harsh treatment for them
I will bring upon them what they dread
For when I called no one answered
When I spoke no one listened to me
Doing evil in my sight
They shall meet their end together

Throwing down in violence
With the serpent on fire
My Lord will execute
Judgment on all men
Many are those slain by My Lord

A Terrible Visitation

Written By: Azahel

All faces wax pale…

Deep within the trembling begins
Trumpets sounding warning and war
Watching from a tower of sin
Over the mountain
Comes the Black Swarm
As the dawn spreading his dark army comes
Raging
A day of gloom and
Darkness
Nothing at all
Can escape
They move as horses of war
Ears bleeding from the roar
And the sound of crackling fire
They leap
From peak onto peak (Low)
They move with a blink of the eye
They scale the walls like
Locust
They crush through all defenses
They
Do not break their ranks

Tear and shred your hearts
For they are coming for you
They fly from the sky like hail
All faces wax pale…
What dread to be found
In grasp of an angry God
At the lifting of the veil
All faces wax pale…

Going on before them a raging fire consumes
Left in wake behind them
A blazing
Fire burns
Lain in glory before them
A virgin garden looms
Lain in waste behind them
A raped
And desolate urn (Low)
They rush into the city
Pitch black flood pouring over the walls
There is no refuge from them
Through each crevice
They crawl
They enter through the windows as
Warriors drawn for battle
At the very sight of their shadows
The blood (Low)
Drains from every face

Tear and shred your hearts
For they are coming for you
They fly from the sky like hail
All faces wax pale…
What dread to be found
In grasp of an angry God
At the lifting of the veil
All faces wax pale…

Tear and shred your hearts
For they are coming for you
They fly from the sky like hail
All faces wax pale…
What dread to be found
In grasp of an angry God
At the lifting of the veil
All faces wax pale…

Lord Sabaoth screams before His great army and mighty army
The Strong execute His Word
Who can endure it? (Low)
Open your spiritual eyes
Even now they come your way
You cannot stand against them
The hounds of
Heaven seek your soul (Low)
No one and nothing at all
Can escape this force
They do not break their ranks
Who can endure it?
There is no refuge from them and
You cannot stand against them
See, even now they come your way
The hounds of
Heaven seek your soul (Low)
Seek your soul
Seek your soul
Your soul!

Of Spirit And Power

Written By: Azahel

Before the dawn
We gather we are drawn
Moving in cold state
With hearts of fire
Of Spirit and of power
We enter sacred halls to quench a thirst so vast so great.
In these hallowed halls
Is knowledge for the Called
Derived from the Source
Our concoctions lain before us
Seven feasts arranged in chorus
Bowed heads signal entry of the force

Shiloh, Shiloh
Glory of battles won
Shiloh, Shiloh
Victories to come
Shiloh, Shiloh
Praise for battles fought
Shiloh, Shiloh
Crowns adorn the Sought

Teaching our eyes
To see beyond our minds
Behold the spiritual realms
Revealing the war
And what the Spirit has in store
These ancient mysteries provide a way
Drinking of blood
And tasting bitter hyssop
Enlightening the soul
Accept this sacrifice
Disemboweling what’s inside
Laid in a watergrave and from this death we rise

Shiloh, Shiloh
Glory of battles won
Shiloh, Shiloh
Victories to come
Shiloh, Shiloh
Praise for battles fought
Shiloh, Shiloh
Crowns adorn the Sought

Gannon, Chapman, Eckel
Standing proud to greet their sons
Upon seeing the destruction
To the enemy done
To the King they offer
These Warriors of Blood

Drinking of blood
And tasting bitter hyssop
Enlightening the soul
Accept this sacrifice
Disemboweling what’s inside
Laid in a watergrave and from this death we rise
For before the dawn
We gather, we are drawn
Moving in cold state
With hearts of fire
Of Spirit and of power
We curse the darkness and destroy our enemies

Curses and Destruction!

Discography

Tophet
Pure As The Blood Covered Snow (EP)

Compilation
A Treasury of Sorrows
Heavy Metal Box Set
Arachnid Terror Sampler
A Brutal Christmas (The Season In Chaos)

Set List

We usually play an hour long set but can go longer if needed.

Original Songs

A Terrible Visitation
Desecrator
Of Spirit And Power
Nightfall's Cold Kiss
A Cruel Verse
Crucifixion
Execution By Fire
Shattered Gods
Lord Of Darkness
Immortals
Born To Pieces
Adorers Of Blood
Notions Of Insanity

Cover Songs

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence/O Come O Come Emmanuel (Hymn)
O Sacred Head Now Wounded (Hymn)
Six Sixty Six (Larry Norman)
Rose Colored Stain Glass Windows (Petra)
Awake (Deliverance)
Altar Of Pain (Rez)
After Forever (Black Sabbath)