Southern Lord Recordings
Okkultokrati - Snake Reigns LP
Released by Southern Lord Recordings, info from the label:
OKKULTOKRATI makes it their business to tear apart the rock 'n' roll guidebook and mash it in to vicious combat music for fans of punk, d-beat, black metal and generally anyone with a penchant for unsavory anthems delivered with inimitable attitude. They have earned a ferocious reputation for siphoning elements of disparate genres in to their toxic, distorted brew, a trait that can be observed across the whole of the Black Hole Crew collective encompassing Haust, Dark Times, Blood Suckers, Drugged SS, and others. Once the sheer slamming force of their tunes has sunk in, the iconoclastic quintet has a tendency to pull the rug from under the whole contraption, sending their tracks tumbling in to experimental and industrial forays that further their capacity to ensnare the listener in their bear trap.
"They basically do for dark metal what Pissed Jeans did for hardcore and grunge - take it outside and give it a stiff beating, then bring it back inside the bar and get it blind drunk. The alternation of claustrophobically dark, synth-driven grave music and full-throttle, punk-infused metal gives the album more dynamic range than most modern punk and electronica records can dream of." - The Skinny
"...a furious combination of hardcore, crust, black metal, sludge, d-beat, and more with one thing in common, a united drive towards the most hateful music on the planet." - Noisey
For Fiends of: Celtic Frost, Venom, Motorhead, Black Flag