I was enjoying a cup of coffee this morning when I put my Spotify on a recommended mix and “Svard Aska” came on. I immediately was tapping my foot and banging my head while I was trying to get some work done. Not knowing who it was I took a look and Dödsrit showed up with their self-titled misty gloom laden forest artwork. Immediately knew this is something I would like with the punk/crust drums coming in after a short atmospheric intro which absolutely compliments the artwork. The powerful blasting double bass drums and the bleak yet triumphant guitars come in to blow you the fuck away. I love everything about this track. Since I’m new to the band as a whole I will definitely be checking out the rest of their material. This type of mixture and sonic alchemy is what I’ve been looking for.
I found this information on their Bandcamp Page:
“Dödsrit is a project created by Christoffer Öster from TOTEM SKIN. Dödsrit tries to blend atmospheric black metal with the rawness from crust. The writing for Dödsrit started right after Totem Skin had recorded their last album “Weltschmerz” . And was conducted for almost two years before it saw the light of the day.
Dödsritt shivering melodies were created in the deep forests in the outskirts of Borlänge, Sweden. Conducted by Christoffer Öster from Totem Skin who poured every drop of passion he could harvest from the bottom of his heart. “this same titeled LP is the band’s 1st full-length. The soundscape of the album ranges from raw aggression to doomy heaviness and unsettling guitar melodies. The vocals create an honest and desperate atmosphere, the vocalists screaming themes of nature and problems in life. Intense grinding shares space with quiet and reverent moments, but the sonic landscape is always filled with emotion.”
Check it out here: https://dodsrit.bandcamp.com/track/svart-aska-2