Frost and Fire (album)

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Frost and Fire is also the title of the 1965 debut album by The Watersons.

Frost and Fire
Cover art by Michael Whelan
Studio album by Cirith Ungol
Released January 1981
Recorded Gold Mine Studios, Ventura, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 31:24
Label Liquid Flames Records
Producer Cirith Ungol
Cirith Ungol chronology
Frost and Fire
King of the Dead

Frost and Fire is the debut album by the American heavy metal band Cirith Ungol. Its music is generally faster and more simplistic than that of King of the Dead, which saw the band adopt a doom metal style influenced heavily by progressive rock.

Album information[edit]

Frost and Fire was produced by Cirith Ungol and originally released through Liquid Flames Records in 1981. The album was re-released in 1981 by Enigma Records, re-released again along with King of the Dead on one CD by One Way Records in 1995, and finally re-released again in September 1999 on Metal Blade Records. A bootleg picture disc version of this LP, limited to 500 hand-numbered copies, also exists. While Michael "Flint" Vujejia is credited as the bass player on this album, it has been confirmed in several interviews that Greg Lindstrom was actually the bassist on this album.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Metal Reviews 91/100[3]

In 2005, Frost and Fire was ranked number 362 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Greg Lindstrom. The seventh track, "Maybe That's Why," is an instrumental, however, lyrics were included for the song on the inner sleeve of the original vinyl release.

No. Title Length
1. "Frost and Fire" 3:35
2. "I'm Alive" 4:58
3. "A Little Fire" 3:46
4. "What Does It Take" 3:36
5. "Edge of a Knife" 4:29
6. "Better Off Dead" 4:45
7. "Maybe That's Why" (instrumental) 6:15
8. "Cirith Ungol" (live; remastered CD version bonus track) 8:19


Band members[edit]

  • Tim Baker - lead and backing vocals
  • Jerry Fogle - guitars
  • Greg Lindstrom - guitars, synthetizers, e-bow, backing vocals, bass (uncredited)
  • Michael "Flint" Vujea - bass
  • Robert Garven - drums, backing vocals


  • Tim Nelson - engineer
  • Allen Zentz - mastering
  • Randall L. Jackson - executive producer


  1. ^ Lefevre, Patrick (April 2002). "Cirith Ungol interview". Iron Wolf webzine. Angelfire. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Cirith Ungol Frost and Fire review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  3. ^ Thomas. "CIRITH UNGOL - Frost and Fire". Metal Reviews. Metal Reviews. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  4. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 65. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.