Greece's Dodsferd have returned with a new recording which continues the raw and depressive style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2018 album "Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World" which will be released in December by Transcending Obscurity Records.
Dark soundscapes start off the album along with some melodic riffing a few seconds later while acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly as well as all of the tracks being very long and epic in length and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style.
Clean vocals are also added into some parts of the music while black metal screams a re still a very huge part of the recording along with the faster sections of the music also bringing in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling as well as the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, at times the music gets very depressive sounding and shouts are also brought into some parts of the recording and stringed instruments and spoken words are used on the closing track.
On this recording Dodsferd still plays a style of black metal that is very raw and depressive sounding while also showing a great amount of progress as musicians and taking their sound to a different level, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover anguish, hopeless, melancholy, despair and a contempt for humanity.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Dodsferd and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "An Existence Without Purpose" and "Loyal To The Black Oath". 8 out of 10.