The new EP from Greek Black Metal band Dødsferd is a fitting companion piece to Diseased Remnants of a Dying World.
Dødsferd is Wrath (Nikos Spanakis) who plays everything except the drums, and the drummer for this EP, N. D. (Nikos S.). The publishing legacy of the project dates back to a demo from 2003 and includes an impressive list of releases. Most recently, 2018’s Diseased Remnants of a Dying World was strongly welcomed by fans. The new two-track is essentially a solo release but it is also clearly aligned with the previous album – it is hard to separate one from the other. The main difference is the brutal pace of these two new songs compared to the more moderate general tint of the 2018 album.
The two tracks on the Skotos EP are “Skotadi” and “Cursed To Die At First Light.” Both songs are a barrage of sound, aimed at the breaking point of your psyche. They really do seem to be engineered as an all-out assault on your senses from the punishing percussion to the indefatigable siege laid on by vocals and guitars. Having listened to them you can rightly consider yourself assailed.
The bonus from Transcending Obscurity for the digital album is much bigger than the EP – you get the entire Diseased Remnants of a Dying World album, too. If you do not already have this earlier album it is a no-brainer to pick up Skotos. Besides, these two new tracks fit in well with the earlier longer set and hearing them together is synergistic.
Check out the Bandcamp link for all the versions available. Skotos is out now.
Transcending Obscurity, https://transcendingobscurity.aisamerch.com/band/dodsferd-greece