Autokrator are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of industrial, drone, death, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Obedience To Authority" which will be released in April as a joint effort between Gods Of War Productions and Krucyator Productions.
Movie samples start off the album before going into more of a heavier musical direction along with some death metal growls that can be very guttural at times as well as some very brutal yet programmed blast beats while t he slower riffing brings in more of a 90's influenced style of doom/death metal.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in atmospheric sounding drones at times while the drum programming brings in elements of industrial and the music also gets very experimental at times along with a couple of instrumental tracks and as the album progresses a touch of grindcore and sludge are added onto the recording.
Autokrator creates another doom/death recording that is also experimental like the previous release and also adds in a touch of industrial and drone, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover oppression and historical themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding recording from Autokrator and if you are a fan of industrial, drone and doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Chapter I" "Chapter IV" and Chapter VII". 8 out of 10.