Pertness – Frozen Times [3.0]

Pertness - Frozen Time

Despite being around since 1993, this swiss band, Pertness, hasn’t been able to release more than three albums. Hopefully there will be more in a faster work tempo since this is quite promising. There is something very charming and unique with this heavy metal band.
Though being a band playing within quite safe frames of metal arrangements, they manage to maintain my interest for the whole album. Not only do their singer have a voice that combines the roughness of Mr.Onkel Tom Angelripper of Sodom and Joakim Brodén of Sabaton, but they also very much combine folkish melodies in a power metal-way with simple Metallica-riffing. It’s indeed very heavy and fast at sometimes, but they manage to break it up with cool folkish melodies that embrace the harsh, yet melodic vocals of Tom Schulchter.
The musical summary is very close to the finnish colleagues Ensiferum. If you would appreciate a softer variation of Amon Amarth and Månegarm, check ’em out!

Release – 19.11.2012
Pure Legend Records

/ Christoffer Bertzell

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