From the shadowy desolated woods of Borlänge, Sweden and the rusting urban lechery of Amsterdam, The Netherlands comes Dödsrit, a maelstrom of soul tearing blackness and cacophony.
Dödsrit entered the worldly realms in 2017 as a one-man project of Christoffer Öster, a sole venture that would produce both the self-titled debut in that same year and the subsequent 'Spirit Crusher' in 2018. Following this second full-length, the project expanded into a full-fledged group with the addition of three new members, a change that would definitely sharpen the band’s course into the potent force which stands today.
Whether painting landscapes of storming riffs, crescendos of pulsing intensity or immersing mournful wails, Dödsrit’s crushing devotion to the visceral element in men and nature allured from its very inception. While rooted in the Black Metal milieu, the group’s sonic traits expand wide and beyond, from repetitive and atmospheric upsurges of misty ambience to melancholic yet triumphant infused outbreaks, a pallet of sorts which provides this journey with an uproar of emotions. Such features find its most precise outcome on the third and new opus, 'Mortal Coil', a step forward in the direction of the abyss, and a definitive illustration of Dödsrit’s treacherous display of ghastly emanations for and to the strife and suffering of our feeble and dying existence
Out from a concept of misery and suffering, our feeble and dying world is the subject of a new hymn to its demise. 'Mortal Coil' is Dödsrit's third full-length, featured on a yet short career though wholly filled with soul drenching moments. Featuring four tracks, Dödsrit's 'Mortail Coil' hails the smothering ashes of purgatory's flames by forging a wall of soul tearing riffing, blistering belligerence conjoining melody with aggression, a genuine blaze of cacophony and heart wrenching melancholy.
Consuming all in its path, this relentless maelstrom of grief finds its vision on the thunderous production - utterly powerful and blisteringly organic in all its dynamism. Such sonic virtues get sheerly enhanced by the lively rhythmic section and uncompromised ferocity. Whether on blast beating outbreaks, D-beat infused vigour or further atmospheric escapades, pulsing impulses carry an expression and sense of craftsmanship that amazingly translate emotions into cataclysmic beats.
Drenched in anguish, a scourged narrator of tragedies spews every single word with the blood and fiery distress of a heart burdened by the weight of our sorrowed existence, a shivering performance of a tongue absorbed in the (dis)comfort of eternal grief.
Out under the banner of Wolves of Hades, 'Mortal Coil' is a eulogy to the world in flames- to the hell we call our home.