Across the seas is a land I would probably donate one of my kidneys to visit, explore, and relish in the metal.
Hailing from Sweden and Norway, Dødsfall began their foray into the mysterious and often controversial realm of black metal around 2009. We have IS on vocals, guitar and bass, accompanied by drummer Telal. They list as their influences Bathory, Hellhammer and King Diamond.
Døden Skal Ikke Vente was produced by Tore Stjerna (Mayhem, Watain, Behexen and Funeral Mist) at Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The album title translates to “Death Should Not Wait,” and this release is brimming with shadows, dark musings, and myths from their homelands.
“Hemlig Vrede” (Secret Anger) bristles with the emotion it evokes. Slashing chords, fast-paced and pneumatic drumming, and dissonant tones create a sinister atmosphere throughout the album. I dig the classic black metal sounds in “Grå Himlar” (Grey Skies) and “I De Dødens Øyne” (In the Eye of Death). Being the black metal nerd that I am, I only wish I had the written lyrics to translate and further my enjoyment. The songs’ themes may not be the most innovative, but everything sounds very attractive.
Døden Skal Ikke Vente is excellent; the instrumentation is qualitative and the songs are mighty and pleasant to the ear.
Døden Skal Ikke Vente is out January 25 on Osmose Productions. Buy it here!