Okkultokrati are keeping their fire alive with their new album La Ilden Lyse, which translates rougly as Keep the Fire Burning, on Southern Lord. La Ilden Lyse 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 more nasty than ever. No more messing around. Keep it black, keep it metal, all the time.
(Southern Lord Records)