Review from Ave Noctum

May 21, 2024
From: Ave Noctum
Published: May 17, 2024

The most unusual thing about depressive black metal force, Dødsfesrd is how you would most certainly presume they were Scandinavian owing to the band name. However, the mysteriousness of the name does not rob the band from perfecting all elements of depressive black metal and throwing in some of the “warmer” Mediterranean elements of their homeland’s scene – the greatest of all in my honest opinion.

And these Greeks have not mellowed by any means after 12 studio albums, in fact, I’d say Wrath is a step up in the ferocity of the band’s violent depiction of misanthropy and inner aggression.

Some of the first elements of the album that tell you you’re in for one disturbing trip are the sound-bites which depict screams of aggression and sounds of physical violence as well as mental trauma. For those of us who like their metal to portray a nervous breakdown and its most extreme consequences, this is one album you need to add to your collection without hesitation.

Dødsferd have taken a slightly unique route in their depressive black metal journey, and have come up with a piece that could rival some of death metal’s most violent classics.

Overall, you’ll want to listen to Wrath to know just how violent a mental breakdown can be and what a violent outburst due to inner trauma sounds like when put to music. One of the most impressive depressive black metal records I’ve heard in a long time.

Rating: 9/10 
Reviewed by: Demitri Levantis
 

Review from Angry Metal Guy

May 21, 2024
From: Angry Metal Guy
Published: May 17, 2024

I didn’t really get into black metal until I started writing for AMG. This was primarily caused by a misconception of what these genres entailed, a sort of genre discrimination based in ignorance (isn’t that always the root cause?). In the case of black metal, I thought the definition of the style equated to lo-fi second wave black metal, or the sonic equivalent of hoovering up a marble with a cyclone vacuum. I still avoid that part...

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Review from Metal Utopia

May 21, 2024
From: Metal Utopia
Published: May 13, 2024

High-energy meloblack from Hypnotic Dirge records. Listening to Wrath, you can tell that Dødsferd have been around for a while. The songwriting blends great melodies in the guitars with emphatic vocal grunts and grumbles to maintain a high level of interest over these six long tracks. The promotional material calls this “raw black metal,” which might be a sticking point for some as Dødsferd sounds cleaner than I’d expect from a raw...

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Review from Afternoiz.gr

May 21, 2024
From: Afternoiz.gr
Published: May 12, 2024

Οι Dødsferd είναι παλιά ιστορία, πολύ παλιά για την ακρίβεια. Ξεκίνησαν πριν 20 χρόνια περίπου και το ντεμπούτο τους “Desecrating the spirit of life” είχε προκαλέσει αίσθηση στον χώρο τότε. Εγώ τους έμαθα στο μεθεπόμενο άλμπουμ τους, το “Cursing your will to live”. Αυτό μ...

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Review from Heavy Music HQ

May 9, 2024
From: Heavy Music HQ
Published: May 9, 2024

For over two decades, Greek black metal band Dødsferd have meticulously crafted a potent blend of cold, misanthropic, dark, and hateful music, all the while infusing it with a haunting melodic undertone. Their twelfth studio album Wrath is a testament to this, a sonic journey that plunges listeners into the depths of decadent human life.

Wrath, as its name suggests, is a testament to rebellion and defiance. It echoes the call for lost and...

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Review from GBHBL

May 9, 2024
From: GBHBL
Published: May 9, 2024

If there is one guarantee about Dødsferd it is the fact that whatever they release, it will be hellishly dark and horribly twisted. A fact that is once again confirmed by the blackened intensity of Wrath. An apt title as it finds Dødsferd as furiously fast and as heavy as they were on their earliest releases.

Beginning with the hysteria of Restoration of Justice. The egregious scream of suffering that greets will tell you all you need to know abo...

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Review from Rock n Load Magazine

May 9, 2024
From: Rock n Load Magazine
Published: May 9, 2024

When I first heard music by Dødsferd, I was instantly gripped. The way that the music and lyrics related and sounded so good was something I hadn’t experienced before and rarely since.

Dødsferd released Diseased Remnants of a Dying World in 2018 and I had the honour of reviewing that. This was when I was first exposed to such brilliance and since then I have been lucky enough to cover the subsequent releases. However, when you ar...

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Review from Invisible Oranges

May 9, 2024
From: Invisible Oranges
Published: May 9, 2024

Dødsferd are extremely pissed off on their 12th studio album. Not that that’s new, but consistency is always appreciated. Wrath is misanthropic, single-minded black metal that’s hard to make intriguing after a few go-arounds, yet Dødsferd’s main member Wrath still hates people just as much now as he did in 2001. Resultingly, Wrath is that rare breed of myopic yet captivating black metal.

Reviewed by: Colin Dempsey

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

May 8, 2024
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: May 8, 2024

Attivo da circa vent’anni nella scena greca, il progetto black metal Dødsferd si è sempre dimostrato piuttosto prolifico anche grazie all’iniziativa del suo membro principale, il cantante-chitarrista Wrath. E proprio Wrath è il titolo del dodicesimo album della sua creatura, in uscita a maggio.

Dødsferd suona quel black metal senza tempo e impossibile da dimenticare, quello relativo alla cosiddetta second wave, infarcito di r...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

May 8, 2024
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: May 8, 2024

Named after Dødsferd's founder, the 12th record from Greek black metal institution sees them heading back to their roots with abrasive, glacial, furious black metal. Never attempting to be pigeonholed, the band have released atmospheric albums, acoustic albums but with raw, visceral black metal that Wrath has made their mark on the revered Hellenic metal scene.

Wrath then paves the way for the next part of their existence, inspired by...

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DØDSFERD - WRATH
Released: May 10, 2024
Genre: Black Metal

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