Dødsferd - Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World review




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Band: Dødsferd
Album: Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World
Release date: December 2018


01. My Father, My Wrath!
02. An Existence Without Purpose
03. Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World
04. Loyal To The Black Oath
05. Back To My Homeland... My Last Breath


Dødsferd's latest record has no right to be this good. We had impressive albums released in 2018 by Varathron, Nigredo, Tractatus, Human Serpent, Eriphion and Acherontas (and I'm sure I've missed a few), so one could easily argue that Greece had already reached its maximum allowed awesomeness for black metal releases this past year.

But Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World arrived late to beat all the odds.

Dødsferd have been around since the beginnings of the millennium and their latest effort is the tenth full-length of their career but they've also had a hefty number of splits and EPs under their belt. The genre is and has always been black metal; depressive, raw, punkish, whatever they have chosen to unleash upon us all these years has always been pure black metal in its core. Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World lies closer to the more depressive side of the spectrum, thus serving as a natural follow-up to its brilliant predecessor, Wastes Of Life.

The album consists of five tracks and clocking-in at just under 52 minutes, it often changes tempo and rhythm, mood and ambience, progressively inducing every negative emotion you can think of. At times it is trudging and hypnotic with Shining-styled acoustic parts. Then it gets fiery and torturing with Mgła-ish tremolo riffs. Some fast-pacing drums and a chaotic assault of cymbals are used to cause distress and panic. On top of it all, Wrath's desperate and tormented clean vocals reflect a wounded animal crying in agony in the middle of a barren land, while his inhuman shrieks and screams ooze spite and contempt, hatred and rage.

Towards the album's final moments you can hear the clock ticking, indicating that our time is running out and spoken words, vicious shrieks and uncomfortable strings forebode a painful closure. Without lacking the riffs, Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World tears your soul apart by creating changing black metal soundscapes of melancholic poetry, claustrophobic bleakness and provocative aggression.

The introspective and condemning music comes wrapped in magnificent artwork that depicts a human being on fire, kneeling down in hopelessness, surrounded by black land and sea. Self-immolation might be the only logical answer to our existence's absurdity and the incendiary nature of the album couldn't have been portrayed more accurately by its cover.

If catharsis is what you're after, this one is for you.

"Your fucking existence…"


 



Written on 24.01.2019 by I was into this music when you were still in diapers.


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Comments: 5   Visited by: 110 users
24.01.2019 - 12:37
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Why is the greek black metal scene so damn good
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24.01.2019 - 12:52
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by RaduP on 24.01.2019 at 12:37

Why is the greek black metal scene so damn good

Haven't got a clue tbh, the weather doesn't help for sure
I think it's a shame that most people only know Rotting Christ when there are so many great bm bands from here.
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27.01.2019 - 11:28
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Masterchief
Sounds good, IMO Kawir is best greek BM band what stands out whit untraditional BM sound what is BM, greek BM sometimes is hard to understand if you are not familiar whit history, gods, philosophy, and that old dude what drunk poisoned wine because senate decide he must die...
I like this one, good song tiles, artwork. I have spinned this band some time ago, was good
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27.01.2019 - 11:43
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Bad English on 27.01.2019 at 11:28

I like this one, good song tiles, artwork. I have spinned this band some time ago, was good

You'll like it, it has great atmosphere and it's the sort of black metal that suits your taste I think
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27.01.2019 - 12:26
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Masterchief
Written by nikarg on 27.01.2019 at 11:43

Written by Bad English on 27.01.2019 at 11:28

I like this one, good song tiles, artwork. I have spinned this band some time ago, was good

You'll like it, it has great atmosphere and it's the sort of black metal that suits your taste I think


when you see artwork, song tittles and read a lyrics you can tell if it will be good , o yes band image as well and its been years I listened them , then they kicked ass, mow I am listening this one, and so far I like it, its amazing
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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