Dødsferd – Asphyxiating Late Night Sessions Review

Black Metal is really an independent subgenre of Metal music. The more I listen to it the more I believe it to be something really out of everything. This “Asphyxiating Late Night Sessions” made me remember an album that I read about – please, don’t ask me the name of the band nor the name of the album, you will be really disappointed. This album I’m telling about was recorded in a asylum. Yes, really, in an asylum recording the yells and screams of the patients. This for almost an hour of recordings. Needless to say that the album was inaudioble. No, “Asphyxiating Late Night Sessions” is pretty audible but it’s really out of this world of common sense as the album I mentioned. I’d say that it is more of an experience of two musicians as the album was recorded by Dødsferd with the collaboration of Sarvok. Also needless to say that Dødsferd are an institution in the world of Black Metal music. All five tracks here try to search for the unusual sonancy. It’s even possible to say that “Asphyxiating Late Night Sessions” could be and Atmospheric Black Metal album but it lacks the guitars, the drumming, and everything else. To my dear child of the night have an idea of what I’m talking about “…And Your Kind Will Follow” reminded me of The Doors “The End” – take a look at it here. But I guess I may be a little inaccurate saying that about only this track because all tracks are this minimalist experience with the most an acoustic guitar in it followed by a speech. This album is really some kind of experience for the ones who aren’t aware with all the things that happen in the Black Metal world – after this album I can’t say I am. It’s not fair to even say that it’s an overreaction as my dear child of the night will feel a little asphyxiated here with the foggy atmosphere of the album. Well, the album tittle says it. So, I guess that last, but not least track, “Solitude” expresses the album better musically speaking. But it’s album welcomer “The Burden of Feeling Alive” is the track that lyrically explain the album better. My dear fan will totally feel the oppression of life in the tones of the song which has no vocals only some effects that lead the first part of the song. Later come the instruments that were in the background sounding as if they are effects to musically lead the way. The song is of devilish beauty that only Black Metal can deliver to my dear child of the night. “Against your Social Decay” could sound as ballad with its mesmerizing acoustic guitars except when the speech comes in scene and changes everything. Though the speech is in Greek, I guess the intent of what is clear by its desperation. I’d say passion ruled the game here.

“Asphyxiating Late Night Sessions” is a devilish beauty for the initiated.

Dødsferd “Asphyxiating Late Night Sessions – With the collaboration of Savok” was released on March 23rd via FYC Records.

Track Listing:

  1. The Burden of Feeling Alive
  2. …And Your Kind Will Follow
  3. Against your Social Decay
  4. Deserted
  5. Solitude

Watch “Against your Social Decay” official music video here: