Norway's Okkultokrati have returned with a new recording that keeps the black metal, sludge and hardcore punk elements of previous releases while also mixing in goth, psychedelia and 70's rock and this is a review of their 2016 album "Raspberry Dawn" which will be released on September 30th by Southern Lord.
Distorted drones along with some old school punk rock riffing starts off the album along with some grim vocals that have a first wave black metal vibe to them and synths can also be heard in the music at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and melodies can also be heard in some of the riffs.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while t he solos and leads are done in a more old school hardcore punk style and the vocals also adopt a punk rock style at times and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of goth rock style clean singing and female vocals while some tracks bring in elements of old school metal, 70's rock and psychedelia.
Okkultokrati makes a huge change on this recording while the black metal and punk elements can be heard they also start mixing in goth, synth pop, 70's rock and psychedelia to take their music to another level, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover science fiction themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Okkultokrati and if you are a fan of black metal, punk, goth and psychedelic rock, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "World Peace" "Suspension" "Future War" and "Agic People". 8 out of 10.