Necrowretch Streaming New Album

Posted on February 1, 2024

More information about Swords of Dajjal

Ten years ago, Necrowretch emerged with the revival of old school death metal. But these French sorcerers have always been branded with the mark of the beast. After pushing their death drive to the extreme on their first album for Season of Mist, the band are back and ready to release their biggest, boldest, most sophisticated and blackest album yet.

Swords of Dajjal comes out this Friday. But you can hear the whole album now by listening to the full album stream.


Swords of Dajjal is out February 2, 2024.



Swords of Dajjal still lays the hammer. Lead single “Numidian Knowledge” churns through a corpse-grinding riff while beating you over the head with non-stop fills from new drummer Nicolas Destroyer. But even though their previous albums were devoted to Satan, this time around, Necrowretch sold their whole soul to the devil. Heck, this album isn’t just named after the Islamic Antichrist. That’s Dajjal on the cover, staring back at you with those cutting, soulless eyes.

“Ave Ingirozoglezim” Vlad erupts on “Dii Mauri”, conjuring riffs that churn and whip with the fury of a sandstorm.

Clearly, Necrowretch still play blindingly fast. But Swords of Dajjal is just as deadly shifted to a more brooding gear. Where the band used to spend only a few days in the recording studio, they spent three years on this album, sharpening everything from Vlad’s signature shriek all the way down to the guitar tones. A molten crunch of reverb opens a fiery pit to hell on “Kasar Al-Kufar”, which erupts into a solo that’s so memorable, it’ll haunt your nightmares.

Vae Victis !

“Debout les morts!” Necrowretch says. “Today marks the release of Swords of Dajjal, our blackest opus to date. It took us many years to craft this unholy manifest, but it will take only seconds to bring you eternal doom ! Listen to it at full volume, stream, share, get it from your local death dealer and enjoy every damn part before you rot in Hell!

Praise for Necrowretch

“Dynamic blackened death metal…embraces melody and blends it with pure savagery” – Teeth of the Divine

“A raw, primitive and relentless sound with absolutely manical percussion and possessed singer Vlad’s beastial screams” – Kerrang! 

“They charge blastbeats and hurl guitars and the kitchen sink at listeners, and that is almost always certain to attract fans of kvtl metal” – Echoes and Dust

“Speedy, razor-sharp display of blackened death metal mayhem that is as entertaining on a tenth listen as it is on the first” – Heavy Blog is Heavy. 

“Filled with enough hate, putrefaction and sorrow to fill a deep inferno of black, deathly abyss” – V13

“They approach their ghoulish task with considerably more gusto (and know-how) than many of their peers” – Pitchfork

  1. Ksar Al-Kufar
  2. The Fifth Door
  3. Dii Mauri
  4. Swords of Dajjal
  5. Numidian Knowledge
  6. Vae Victis
  7. Daeva
  8. Total Obliteration
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