Dodenkrocht are a band from the Netherlands that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of atmospheric black and funeral doom metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "The Dying All" which will be released in November by Auric Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album along with some soundscapes, synths, spoken word parts and programmed beats before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the solos and leads also bringing in a great amount of melody.
A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while atmospheric sounds are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the songs. When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the tracks more of a raw feeling.
Elements of funeral doom metal are also added into the slower sections of the songs along with the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also having its depressive moments and as the album progresses a brief use of Gregorian chants can also be heard. The production sounds very raw and raw while the lyrics cover death, darkness and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dodenkroacht and if you are a fan of atmospheric, depressive black and funeral doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "God Never Spoke" "The Dying All" and "For His Name Was Death". 8 out of 10.