Norway's Okkultokrati have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into more of a mixture of black'n'roll, sludge metal and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2020 album "La Ilden Lyse" which was released by Southern Lord Recordings.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the album while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. Elements of black'n'roll are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording along with all of the musical instruments on the album also having a very powerful sound to them.
At times the music also captures the raw energy of hardcore punk while the keyboards also gives the recording more of a psychedelic and ritualistic feeling when they are utilized. The guitar riffing also adds in a decent amount of melody along with the slower sections of the songs also adding in the heaviness of sludge metal as well as a couple of the tracks also being very long and epic in length., melodic guitar leads can also be heard briefly.
On this recording Okkultokrati takes black'n'roll, sludge metal and hardcore punk and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Thelema, Occultism, Moon Worship and Transcending Death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Okkultokrati and if you are a fan of black'n'roll, sludge metal and hardcore punk, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thelemic Threat" "Grimoire Luciferian Dream" "Kiss Of Death" and "The Dying Grass Moon". 8 out of 10.