Okkultokrati - La Ilden Lyse (Red Vinyl)
La Ilden Lyse - which roughly translates to "Keep The Fire Burning" - is an album of pure, cold, grim, rawness. Themes of enduring life, transcending death, worshipping the moon, and triumphant, satanic darkness are all at play here, and the album sounds harder, faster, and nastier than ever. No more messing around. Keep it black, keep it metal, all the time.
"Four years is the longest OKKULTOKRATI have gone without an album, and it seems like the time away has only made them sound more furious. La Ilden Lyse tones down the gloomy post-punk/deathrock side of the band's earlier work, and finds them diving more head-first into their Discharge side. As usual, they combine the punk influences with the harsh vocals and atmospheric rawness of early black metal and the metallic rock and roll of bands like Motorhead and Venom, so La Ilden Lyse is still in the same general ballpark as OKKULTOKRATI's other albums; it's just even nastier.”