Autokrator, a word that is applied to a singular person who displays absolute and unrestrained power. I would have to say that Autokrator is a fitting name for these French death metal heathens as they certainly do display absolute and unrestrained power within their new five track offering Hammer of Heretics. Pure vehement savagery and mutilating destruction is what can be found within Hammer of Heretics as Autokrator unleash five brand new devilish and flesh peeling tracks. Only when the interlude comes through your speakers are you gifted with any sort of breathing room, and even then that is being generous.
Hammer of Heretics is an incredibly suffocating release that relinquishes your life from you nearly immediately. Never is there time to rest as Autokrator unleash their furious and malignant brand of death. For four incredibly gruesome tracks you come face to face with an incredibly barbaric, unrelenting and existence erasing sound. From one track to the next Autokrator bury you under an impressive amount of death and disease leaving you to rot next to their already growing pile of corpses and strewn limbs. Hammer of Heretics is an unearthly and inhuman record, one that aims to pick you clean apart before it has concluded.
Within each track, Autokrator so viciously maim and mutilate with lobotomizing offerings of death that are only to be punctuated by reaping life expunging doom. This entire record is a sonic bloodied madhouse aiming to pulverize and claim your flesh as its own. From the first track Against Flesh and Blood onward you become under siege by a massively oppressive sound that never ceases until you have finally gasped for your last breath of stale air. Hammer of Heretics is an ever twisted and dark record that leaves you fraught with thoughts of fear as well as images of death and putrid decay.
Though only containing five tracks, Hammer of Heretics sports a pretty sizable run time giving Autokrator plenty enough time to torture and dehumanize you. This is a monstrous and noxious offering that provides you with sickening death and really nothing but. Each track is wonderfully grim, macabre and morbid making this entire record out to be incredibly deadly and vicious. This is certainly a record to keep an eye out for as it is one impressive offering.
Hammer of Heretics will be released April 10, 2018 through Krucyator Productions
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