How many frogs there are in Stamford I do not know, but I know that the city has a band called FROGG. That band is a modern technical metal band with influences stemming from Obscura, Arsis, Necrophagist and Born Of Osiris. The concept behind FROGG is simple: create modern heavy music while striving to show off some originality in an often, over-processed genre. The music from FROGG would probably please fans of bands as Obscura, Arsis, Born of Osiris, Kalmah, The Zenith Passage etc. The track Ancient Rain,
FROGG started as your typical high school band with founder Sky Moon Clark and co-founder at the time, Ryan Panny blasting off primarily Children Of Bodom covers for fun. FROGG was later revitalized by Clark, during his time at Berklee College of Music. Through his time at Berkee, Clark experimented with different projects while continuing to funnel different guitar-centric song ideas and riffs into the archives that would later come to fruition with the next reincarnation of FROGG.
In 2019, the overstocked stash of riffs, licks, and raw emotion was ready to be poured out into the world what was a one-man project bloomed with the addition of Siebe Sol Sijpkens (bass), Anthony Barrone (drums) and Liam Zintz-Kunkel (rhythm guitars) to record the first EP. The EP is entitled Reptilian Dystopia and was released fourteen days ago. With performance in mind, FROGG delivers an authentic live sound with no backup tracks, just raw, practiced musicianship. The dark and melodic band promises something hot, original and intense.
Four statement about FROGG,
«FROGG have succeeded where others in the tech-metal cesspool have failed this year. They have produced a fresh & enjoyable 5-course meal of original organic riffs, unsaturated with lameness & paired impeccably with a robust production worthy of all bedroom audio nerdz. A Reptilian Dystopia should be a huge part of everyone’s 2020 playlist». – TrveNorth Reviews
«A Reptilian Dystopia” is absolutely a solid, proggy technical metal release, with all the time signature changes, insane scale runs, and gorgeous harmonies you’d expect from modern progressive shredders. Pulling no punches the EPs first track Ancient Rain is a constantly changing beast of a track, shifting from blast beat heavy punishing riffs to entrancing melodies. I found it hard to get bored during its three and a half minutes of beautiful aggression… This guy is a beast on the axe, clearly, a great musician and I look forward to seeing this band do very well in the near future… if you’re into some proggy technical goodness, definitely for fans of bands like Obscura, The Zenith Passage or Fallujah». Roxx100
«My favorite part is definitely the ability to sound different in a genre that is starting to get a little stale. Its a heavy blend of Tech while adding some extra melody. Most tech death bands literally go for face melting riffs. Which is also cool. But after a while that gets kind of boring. So for a band like FROGG to put out an EP like this, they could help lead the next generation of tech death kids». 10/10 – Between The Lines Media
«A Reptilian Dystopia is a succession of rock-hard riffs, complex melodies, extremes and power. The Ep is raw and brutal and according to Sky Moon Clark offers the basis for an album that will be released at the end of 2021. An album with an even more balanced track list. For the time being it is now fifteen minutes of solid extreme metal that will wake you up». – Rockportaal