"Frontschwein" (a literal translation would be "front pig") is a colloquial term among soldiers since World War I sarcastically describing the front soldier and his status as mere cannon fodder, con- demned to crawl through trenches and die amidst a sea of mud, blood and piss.
This soundtrack consists of a relentless yet diverse barrage of high-speed-drumming, raw and aggressive riffs and vocalist Mortuus hateful roars and screams. Marduk's newest assault does not repeat the nonstop, orgiastic blasting approach of "Panzer Division Marduk" but also weaves in heavier mid-tempo tracks ("The Blond Beast", "Wartheland", "Nebelwerfer"). Its finale however, is easily one of the fastest moments in their entire career, topped off by an unbelievable vocal performance.
On "Frontschwein", 25 years of black metal history collide with eons of devastation and destruction amongst human beings. The result is an ugly, furious album true to Marduk's sinister legacy and true to the essence of black metal. Welcome to the front. There is no salvation."
- Century Media
This edition includes two bonus tracks! The band expanded the ending of "Thousand-Fold Death" and used a different drum arrangement on "503" – which is actually a continuation of "502", a track from "Panzer Division Marduk"!
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|Note:||A LP-sized booklet is included.
A2. The Blond Beast
A5. Rope Of Regret
A6. Between The Wolf-Packs
B2. Falaise: Cauldron Of Blood
B3. Doomsday Elite
B4. 503 (alternate version) (Bonus)
B5. Thousand-Fold Death (alternate version) (Bonus)