Okkultokrati "Knarkskog" 7"Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2009 @ 6:58am » permalink
Following their now out of print seven-song demo tape, "Knarkskog" is the first proper release from Oslo, Norway's Okkultokrati, as well as the debut release for the label, Lilla Himmel. Cranking out four songs in a very succinct six minutes, expect a peculiar blend of frantic hardcore/punk with sick vocals and plenty of chaotic dissonance and "skronk"-laden riffing that has an unusual noise rock sort of aesthetic to it – especially in terms of the spacious textures utilized by the recording. The band has referred to their approach as "True Norwegian Metaphysical Atheist Black 'n' Roll", while the label loosely defines it as "somewhere between Black Flag and Darkthrone". Me? I have no fuckin' clue, but there's a killer sense of energy throughout, so I don't give a shit what you'd call it. It's totally great, and the band deserves all the attention they may well receive. Here's a taste:
And here's the whole thing, as the band has been kind enough to make the entire EP available for free download via their blog:
Physical copes are limited to just 200 copies, and I would imagine they'll be sold out rather quickly, so… as usual, don't wait too long to track down the vinyl itself if you're a collector!