Kremsmuenster in Austria is the hometown for Mario Steiner and his music one-man project Frust. A project initiated of Steiner tiredness of the similarity between many black and post-black metal bands. Frust emerged due to its founder’s necessity to create the music he wanted to listen to.
With a music history that goes all the way back to the end of the 90s, Mario Steiner saw himself being forced to give up on all his music activities due to an anxiety disorder, with Frust being his first release in almost two decades. Probably the music of Frust is for fans of of Alcest and Austere. The four song on the record is called Air, Earth, Water and Fire.
Elements sees Frust mixing traditional chants featuring female voices from Bulgaria and Syria and an ambient-like atmosphere, with traditional black metal. A very exciting and welcomed twist I must admit, and the only flaw is that this is a mini album with four songs clocking in at only 13 minutes approximately. The good news is that Frust on January next year will return with a full-length record named Recurring Dreams.