Dødsferd has been a lot of things to a lot of people over the course of their storied career. With dalliances into everything from DSBM to blackened punk by way of more traditional black metal, the band has proven that they can do it all. Their work has remained largely confined to the black metal realm. When you are a straight up talented as these guys, why worry about stretching your wings anywhere else? Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World simply builds on this legacy of black metal excellence borrowing from a variety of notions that Dødsferd has developed over the years and many more.
The album hosts swaths of avant black metal clashing into sounds that one might think were ripped straight from Cascadia all on a stunning and bombastic sonic backdrop that lures the listener in and refuses to spit them back out. The Greeks of Dødsferd have proven once more that they are truly worthy of a place in the pantheon of vaunted black metal kings.
Dødsferd have shown that they are among the true masters of black metal songwriting. They have refined five tracks that are immaculately put together and leave you without a dull moment. They can be just as abrasive as they can be beautiful, but the way the entire thing has been conceived and conjured up is what makes it ultimately meaningful. riving and exciting, Dødsferd have avoided many common pitfalls, though their execution is still not where it needs to be.
This is a band who clearly have a deep understanding of who they are and what they want, but as they grow there is a clear evolution that still needs to happen. That all being said, this is such a thrilling artistic statement that watching the band grow is going to be one of the true pleasures of the next few years in European black metal.