Frozen (1998)
Century Media Records
Ville Laihiala (vocals)
Miika Tenkula (lead guitar)
Sami Lopakka (guitar)
Vesa Ranta (drums)
Sami Kukkohovi (bass)

Finland band Sentenced's 5th album, and a huge turning point in the bands sound. This album shows why their transformation from an average run of the mill death metal band, to their original brand of melodic depressed "pop metal" was a good thing. The Sentenced fan community firmly believes that this is the peak of their current musical careers, but Ville and the rest of Sentenced may surprise us yet.

From the albums opening song "Kaamos" a beautiful instrumental introducing the album as somewhat of an epic, through to the depressed meat of the album and then to a sorrowful fading instrumental to finish it off. Sentenced show off their truly magnificent song writing abilities in this album and Ville lets everyone know just how depressed he still is through his dark vocals, and his lyrics.

For song highlights, refer to the track listing, this is one of the best, easily digestible metal albums to date, and not one song on the album lets them down.

Track Listing
1. Kaamos
2. Farewell
3. Dead Leaves
4. For The Love I Bear
5. One With Misery
6. The Suicider
7. The Rain Comes Falling Down
8. Grave Sweet Grave
9. Burn
10. Drown Together
11. Let Go (The Last Chapter)
12. Mourn