Release Date: March 22, 2011
Greece’s Black Metal band Dodsferd, returns with its sixth effort, Spitting With Hatred the Insignificance of Life. Dodsferd is a one-man band created by Wrath in 2001. While the new album only has six tracks, each of the tracks is a journey in and of itself. The album still runs 55 minutes and is well worth every minutes of those 55 Black Metal filled moments. Many would question (myself included) whether or not someone from Greece could capture the Black Metal essence. While Wrath may not be able to capture the feeling of what true Black Metal is, the music definitely does not suffer for it.
While Dodsferd’s music is a classic Black Metal sound, Wrath is able to inject his own beliefs and style into his version of Black Metal and I like it.
As mentioned previously, there are only 6 tracks, but each is a unique journey taken by the listener. My favorite is perhaps the 12 minute Praying in Vain Under the Shrine of Your God. This is the second track on the album and is a sonic journey of epic length and nature. The various tempo and atmospheric changes in the song really do an amazing job of painting a very atmospheric painting that the listener can envision while listening to this track.
Of course, there are other standout tracks as well. The opening track, The Hate Goes On, comes in under a paltry 5 minutes, but is a nice trip as well. Another track that I enjoy is Your Kingdom Was Built in a Lie. With a Rock-type sound and feel to the song, it was a complete surprise to me. It opens up with a bass line and then goes into a Rock & Roll riff before descending into Black Metal once again. The different genres are blended so well that the song can go between Black Metal and Rock & Roll without missing a beat (pun intended).
I am sure that Black Metal fans already have this on their radar, but if not, you should. Make sure that you check it out and let me know what you think of it.