Whoredom Rife
Dommedagskvad


4.0
excellent

Review

by Zach USER (94 Reviews)
June 13th, 2017 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Taking a page from the Black and Pagan metal of yore.

Whoredom Rife is a fairly obscure Black metal band hailing from the ever-so-kvlt regions of Nidaros, Norway. Dommedagskvad is, in every way imaginable, your typical obfuscating variety of Nordic Black metal. It would still be unfair to completely write this record off however, because while the band is hardly breaking any boundaries, they certainly do a fantastic job keeping a rather stagnated genre alive. There are vicious riffs and echoed vocals with a cold winter aesthetic, relentless blast beats, and cathartic guitar solos such as those present off of “Beyond the Skies of God” (arguably the greatest song off this record). Aside from a rare use of symphonies, this is a very “no bull***” approach to Black metal that proves why the genre is the beast it is.

Of course, their rather straightforward approach does not come without repercussions. There isn’t much that can be said about this record that I cannot say about most other pure Black metal records out there. There might be some symphonies that creates a creeping sense of grandeur off of tracks like “Cursing the Storm to Come”, but once that is stripped away, their isn’t anything heavily unique bubbling underneath the surface, and you’re stuck with some very typical drumming and constant tremolo picks. Still, one cannot argue with the musical quality, as nearly every riff is headbanging and every drum pattern as ripping as the last. Tracks such as “Spir”, while hardly distinct, are imbued with massive amounts of energy that are almost definitely going to get your blood pumping, and with this in mind the records most present gripe isn’t necessarily so bad.

The other gripe about this record is also rather small, and that would be the mixing on the drums. There are some solid enough patterns going on throughout this album, however while most of the drumming is discernible amidst the chaos, the pedal itself is not. This is very forgivable, however, as it’s not immensely detrimental to the album as a whole. and the quality of the music more than makes up for it.

With everything I said in mind, this will not sweep you off your feet, this will not dazzle you with any sort of glitz or glamour, and it will not surprise you in any way shape or form. What it will do is supplement you with some sinister, riff-laden metal, because like I said earlier, this is a very tried-and-true method of black metal. The only difference with this is that Whoredom Rife executes it with slightly more finesse than the other.



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Dedes
June 13th 2017


6223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I can't tell if I dig this more or less than I state in this review tbh

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Dedes
June 13th 2017


6223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Also as usual criticism is both welcome and appreciated

Archelirion
June 13th 2017


5639 Comments


"This is very forgivable however as it’s not immensely detrimental to the album as a whole. and the quality of the music more than makes up for it." - think there's supposed to be a comma here

Pretty fantastic album really, been some good BM out this year so far ^ ^ This riffs so damn fine

Dedes
June 13th 2017


6223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm piss poor with my commas lol i'll fix it. Yeah dude tho this fucking riffs, it might not do anything else crazy but

it riffs.

Archelirion
June 13th 2017


5639 Comments


No worries ^ ^ You also used gripe in two very close sentences, so you might want to change one of those to, say, 'grievance'. Agreed that Beyond... is the best on here. Now they've finally put this on Bandcamp I might have to end up buying this one
https://whoredomrife.bandcamp.com/album/dommedagskvad

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
June 13th 2017


11663 Comments


Good review man, though I think it sounds more critical than you intended. Reads more like a 3 to be honest, but nonethless I get what you're saying about it, I'll have to check this one out.

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ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
June 13th 2017


11663 Comments


What's up with the partial art here? The full cover on Bandcamp is awesome.

Relinquished
June 13th 2017


39073 Comments


then replace it

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
June 13th 2017


11663 Comments


I tried, couldn't even make it to the artists page. Site is acting pretty strange lately.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2017


24794 Comments


why do you capitalize black in black metal? It should be lowercase.

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Dedes
June 15th 2017


6223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I always capitalize the 1st part of a genre, it's a really weird habit lol, thanks for picking up on it though!

Dedes
June 15th 2017


6223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Man this was my first neg in a while rip

L4titudes
June 20th 2017


3642 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

More like Fourdom Rife, amirite?

NoHellsNoHeavens
June 28th 2017


50 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is excellent. Been a good year so far for BM.

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parksungjoon
June 28th 2017


9050 Comments


i dont agree with the notion that bm is a stagnant genre but otherwise gr8 review

gonna check this out

necropig
May 20th 2018


5104 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Time to give this a looksie

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necropig
May 30th 2018


5104 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This was good shit



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