Album Review: Dõdsrit – “Mortal Coil” 9.1/10 (Black Metal)

Written by Zax

  • DõdsritMortal Coil
  • Black Metal/Crust Punk from Sweden
  • Released independently on March 31st, 2021
  • 9.1/10

Few black metal records in 2021 have hit me quite like the new Dõdsrit album, Mortal Coil. It was a truly riveting experience all throughout. This Swedish quartet has something truly special on their hands and I want all of you to experience that with me.

https://dodsrit.bandcamp.com/album/mortal-coil

The album is comprised of 4 tracks that make up a 36 minute runtime. It’s a listen that goes down very easily but each track offers an expansive journey in itself. These guys play a fierce blend of black metal and crust punk that is equal parts atmospheric, raw, and chaotic.

The atmosphere is hardly melodic, it mostly relies on the texture we get out of those razor sharp riffs from the immaculate production. I know it’s cliche, but it definitely captures the feeling of a frigid winter impeccably. Truly incredible riffage. The deep, rumbling bass lines prop them up nicely. The vocals are perfect too, gnarly mids with a lot of grit to them.

Things get really interesting, though, when looking at the percussion. The drumming is where you’ll hear a lot of that crust punk influence. Those classic, fiery punk beats under the roaring black metal riffs make for a truly malicious combination. Even outside of the punk influence, I truly love the variety in the performance. Just refreshing to see a black metal album not so overly reliant on blastbeats.

Artwork by Artem Grigoryev

There’s also something to be said for the great song structures on this thing. The pacing is amazing, every second is gripping! There’s also some really satisfying crescendos on here which is always nice.

Don’t miss out on this one y’all, it’s easily in my top 3 for black metal this year, and hell it may be my favorite of the three, time will tell. Fantastic, ferocious material.

9.1

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