The Day the World Died EP

This new wave of Black Metal is a nasty fucker. In some ways it seems like they want to outdo what their predecessors did years ago, to push the envelope as far as they can before the paper rips. I’m here today to talk about Daysidied and their pretty fucking rad EP The Day the World Died. I’ve spent a lot of time with this release since I received it. Because even though it’s an EP it feels like a full length which I like, it’s straight to the point, blasting and frothing with blackened rage.

At first, I was ready to write them off, I must admit, which I feel bad about. Maybe I wasn’t ready then, but as my mood has changed, I discovered this crazy bond with The Day the World Died. Maybe it’s the pummeling opener “Bus de la Lum” with its echoed vocals and riffing that reminds me of Marduk and their amazing Those of the Unlight and Opus Nocturne. It could also be the bludgeoning “A New Messiah (Lobotomized Christ, Part 2)” and the quick emotional change to “Ghost”. Like, don’t do that with my emotions, man. “Eternal Night” is a downright, mosh-inducing crusher, it sports this lunatic time signature that just keeps pummeling and rolling over you like a tank. “Desolation” and “Witness to the End” are perfect closers for this Black Metal beast of abomination.

So, like I said before I was about ready to write them off, but I’m glad I didn’t. Those heavily reverbed vocals recall the glory days of the early 90s when Satyricon was releasing The Shadowthrone and Marduk was unleashing Dark Endless upon the unsuspecting world so this is definitely fans of Darkthrone, early-Satyricon and early Marduk.

At this point Daysidied need to release a full length now, since all they’ve released are singles and Eps and they’ve got enough versatile chops to get that done. Check them out on a night when the moon is full.


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Written by Jeremy Beck
May 12th, 2023


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