Atrocity – Okkult


Review by Tosh Davies

With a career spanning over 25 years, Atrocity are releasing the first in a trilogy of albums  with Okkult being the first dip into the dark waters of uncertain brutality. Produced by singer Alex Krull, it’s something that reminds me why I love this music so much. There are no boundaries, with over-the-top overtures of symphonic background orchestration sitting alongside the apocalyptic rhythms of the relentless barrage of riffs; it’s a thing of savage beauty. Consisting of lyrics relating to occult magic, mysterious places, conspiracy theories and unsolved mysteries, it makes for an interesting listening experience. ‘March Of The Undying’ and ‘Haunted By Demons’ personify why the genre is hailed by so many diverse lovers of music. The Germans have certainly outdone themselves with this magnificent release, combining elements of horror and terror with the subtleties of connecting orchestration.

If Atrocity has been a band you’ve been holding off on then get that pentagram burned into the carpet and hail the Dark Lord into your living room. Okkult is a dark soundscape of immersing tunes to captivate your senses and project you into uncharted territories.

Atrocity - Okkult8 out of 10

Track Listing:

  1. Pandaemonium
  2. Death By Metal
  3. March Of The Undying
  4. Haunted By Demons
  5. Murder Blood Assassination
  6. Necromancy Divine
  7. Satan’s Braut
  8. Todesstimmen
  9. Masaya (Boca Del Infierno)
  10. When Empires Fall To Dust
  11. Beyond Perpetual Ice
  12. La Voisine