Moribund Records has set March 18, 2014 as the release date for Dodsferd’s ninth album, “The Parasitic Survival of the Human Race.” The album was released in Europe on December 16, 2013. Dodsferd mainman Wrath is a passionate character to say the least and his passion is evident on every release. Their latest release is no different.
With only five tracks, “The Parasitic Survival of the Human Race” makes up for its lack of content by packing a jackhammer of a punch with each track. Their style of black metal, and I use black metal very loosely here, is always a fun reinterpretation of the genre mixing elements of crust punk. Each song crushes the listener with no apologies and no remorse and that is just the way that Wrath would have it.
The opening track, Breeding Chaos, is the perfect selection to be the opening track because of the manner in which it sets the listener up for what is to come with the remaining four tracks. Creator of Disease is another track that is vile and disgusting making it another perfect track for the release. For good measure, the band even cover the classic Misfits track, We Are 138. While Misfits covers are all over the place these days, Dodsferd does a great job with this one.
For Dodsferd fans, this is a must-add, but I would suggest “The Parasitic Survival of the Human Race” would be a nice addition for fans of punk and black ‘n roll especially.
The Parasitic Survival of the Human Race Track Listing:
1. Breeding Chaos (6:20)
2. Creator of Disease (6:57)
3. Stupid Worthless Sheep (7:34)
4. Doubting Your Worth (6:22)
5. We Are 138 (Misfits Cover) (3:00)