Like most historically infamous despots, Autokrator seem to have no plans on stopping or even slowing their domination agenda, for 2016 has already birthed another towering slab of weaponized industrial Death Metal terror entitled The Obedience To Authority. Released earlier this year digitally and on CD, this voracious beast of an album is receiving the vinyl treatment it so rightly deserves from the esteemable Larval Productions and thus we have another reason to examine this compelling act. Here, we again find Autokrator doing what they do best: crushing the masses with an overwhelming show of force that comes in the form of extremely down tuned, churning compositions that are as bluntly heavy as they are atmospheric in nature. However, the attack has been honed this time around in such a way that the eight chapters that make up The Obedience To Authority are arguably even more subjugating and deadly.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019