Released last year, "No Lights For Mass" is a ridiculously evil album when compared to the surge of blackened hardcore acts out on the market. The album titled track "No Lights For Mass" is the standout track found on the album, featuring black metal laced hardcore/punk that crescendos at the half way mark, with the listener being left with just tortured screams, before going back into a sludge metal influenced riff. Okkultokrati wear their influences on their sleeve and every track is a showcase of black metal, hardcore, doom and sludge metal forming into one. Okkultokrati is a name that few will ever hear about, as their style of music is much less accessible than pretty much any other group riding the blackened hardcore wave out there. "No Lights For Mass" is proof that hardcore has made a pact with Satan himself, while some kvlt purists might vehemently detest bands such as this, it cannot be said that Okkultokrati takes hardcore to a new level that other bands didn't even scratched at.
sexta-feira, 23 de setembro de 2011
Hardcore is changing. We get bands around a cauldron full of hardcore, punk, crust, sludge and black metal.. Some of they just fuckin' annoy me, others are like "meeehhh.." and in the end there's only a full hand with the really good stuff. This band definitely stands out of that hand. It is safe to assume that after listening to Okkultokrati’s debut album "No Lights For Mass", this band really knows what they are doing, and they're doing it pretty well.