Roundtable Review: The Parasitic Survival of the Human Race by Dodsferd
Posted by RiffRaff
Label: Moribund Records
Release Date: March 18th 2014 (re-release); also now available from Razorbleed Productions
Genre: Blackend Crusty Black and Roll
Studio Albums: A lot.
WarpRider – It’s raw and could use some production value. Setting sound quality aside, it’s raw and could use some production value. There are copious amounts of punk-like screaming and hardcore elements I can appreciate, but overall it felt too disjointed. 1.5
Atleastimhousebroken- For some bands, especially the pioneering black metal bands, the raw and dirty sound worked in their favor. On the latest from Dodsferd, it just sounds like a bunch of teenagers in a basement and a Fisher-Price recorder trying to figure out their instruments while kicking a sack of cats in heat. I get that the record should have that ‘punk/black metal’ anarchistic feel and all that jazz, but I just don’t feel it. Don’t even get me started on the cover of the Misfit’s ‘We are 138’. 1.0
Irmelinis – Ugly, filthy, pissed off and parasitically energy draining and boring. 1.0
ChristopherMammal – This is the ninth studio album by Dodsferd, who must have set a record of sorts by releasing three albums and two EPs during 2013. They maintain an almost unbroken salvo of unremitting, extreme black thrash. Even the few quieter passages are forceful. The audio quality of the public release will presumably be better than the somewhat tinny sound of the review copy. I’d hazard a guess that the band has built its following as much with its reflection of anarchistic society as it has with its music, which is often unexceptional. 3.0
A Metal State of Mind Score – 1.6
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Posted on February 20, 2014, in Roundtable Reviews and tagged Album Reviews, Dodsferd, metal, Music, Roundtable Review, The Parasitic Survival of the Human Race. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.