Written for someone new to Frost - as I am.
My record collection contains a lot of 70s prog rock (King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, Caravan, ELP, VDG, Floyd... you know the sort of stuff I mean). In the last couple of years I've been looking for a more modern take on prog. This has led me to a number of bands that are new to me (The Mars Volta , Pure Reason Revolution, Porcupine Tree, Ozric Tentacles, Tool, and Frost, which brings us to this review.
This is (as a previous reviewer remarked) not an album for listening to while driving, there are quite a few quiet passages that would be missed. Quiet sections can quickly become a full on aural assault.
I feel I may be judging this album harshly by giving it only 4 stars as it is actually very good. The reason I'm only giving 4 stars is because I'm comparing it to some truly great albums from the past - in modern context I'd be tempted to give it a 5. Some of it is a little heavier than traditional progressive rock (let's not get into what is and is not prog!) but that seems to be the trend these days and I have no problem with that.
I'll not attempt to describe the sound of Frost, I'll leave that to those better qualified than I. Suffice to say, if you like the same music that I do (see above), then there is a good chance you'll like this album.