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Davis, California's MOFSED were formed in 2011 by vocalist/guitarist Zakk Thonen and drummer Randy Teresi. Their goal was to play unrelenting, driving, and pounding death metal with dynamic and dueling lead guitar sections. Mike Clements was brought on for additional lead guitars and session bass, filling out Mofsed's high-flying sound.
Rattenkrieg! was recorded and mixed independently with studio engineering by Fenris Wulf. The album draws from influences such as Death, Vader, Bolt Thrower, Master, The Chasm, Judas Priest, and King Diamond.
1917 Germans take to the skies
Royal airmen are fighting for their lives
Machine guns fire below, dead men lay in the mud
The German jagdstaffel will bring four weeks of blood
The mourning winds blow silently
Over once peaceful grounds
Taking flight for another day
What peace can be found?
Delving deep in the fog of war
Leaving home behind
Bleeding friends and the stench of death
Entrenched within their minds
Death is imminent
there's no turning back
Neither side will rest
Prepare for the attack
This is the one
The war to end them all
Against their enemies
They shall never fall
Endless peril and the lives at stake
Begin to take their toll
Always living in uncertainty
They are the dawn patrol
Gunning hard through blood red skies
Push for victory
Daring actions of courageous men
Live through history
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019