Autokrator are a band from France that plays a mixture of industrial, drone, death metal and sludge and this is a review of their self titled 2015 album which was released as a joint effort between Godz Of War Productions and Third Eye Temple Records.
Industrial metal sounds start off the album and a few seconds later death metal growls are added into the music and the songs also use programmed blast beats at times along with a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the slower sections are very heavily influenced by sludge and doom metal.
High pitched screams can be heard in some parts of the songs and the growls also get very guttural and deep at times and as the album progresses more elements of ambient and drone are added into the music and some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word samples and there is a very dark sounding atmosphere present in all of the tracks.
Autokrator plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in industrial and death metal and also mixes in elements of drone, ambient, sludge and doom metal to create a very original style, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover history and oppression.
In my opinion Autokrator are a very great sounding mixture of industrial, death metal and sludge and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Tenth Persecution" "Autokrator" and "Imperial Whore". 8 out of 10.