Dødsferd // Suicide And The Rest of Your Kind Will Follow Part II // Album Review
Anyone who keeps half an eye on my reviews will know that I am a huge fan of Dødsferd, the way that Wrath works and what he stands for. The music that has been created by Dødsferd has been some of the rawest and most emotive music that you are likely to hear and never fails to fully engage me in ways like no other.
Having formed in 2001 by Wrath as a one-man boutfit and having released two demos, ten full-length albums, nine split albums/Eps, three Eps, a live album and three compilation albums, it is clear that the mastermind behind the band is a never stands on his laurels and always wants to push himself. Following his return to his homeland of Crete in 2018, Wrath continues to overflow with inspiration for his music as well as being the founder and owner of Fucking Your Creation Records. To say that I was excited to hear what Dødsferd had created is an understatement and continues to can push the boundaries of emotive music and reaching new depths with their incredible Atmospheric Black Metal.
The opening to the opening of this two-track album is as Atmospheric an intro as you will ever hear, with the feel of a classic suspense film, before the guitars and drums begin to take over and provide some true raw darkness. Then there is the unmistakable vocal that just oozes anguish and despair. The result of which is a multipronged assault on hour resolve as everything that you thought you were, is tested. Yet again, Dødsferd have you hooked immediately. This is simply incredible and the full extent of the 18-minute track has not even been absorbed yet.
Some will find 18 minutes intimidating; however, this allows Dødsferd to just let it all out and the outcome is stunning.
Second track ‘Servants of Ego and Filth: The Bastard Sons of Nature’ is as truly engrossing as the opening track and will immediately place you back in the trance where you will remain for the entire 17 minutes. The music soothes whilst unnerving and the vocal is jaw-droppingly harsh but beautiful.
Suicide And The Rest of Your Kind Will Follow Part II has proven, yet again, that Dødsferd creates some of the most absorbing, raw, brutal and beautiful music that you will hear. The way that Black Metal is used to not only express utter horrors but also the beautiful demonic melancholy is stunning. Please do yourself a favour and listen to this.
Suicide And The Rest of Your Kind Will Follow Part IIwill be released on August 10th 2021 via Fucking Your Creation Records.
Suicide and the Rest of Your Kind will follow: The Red Lake of Your Innocence
Servants of Ego and Filth: The Bastard Sons of Nature