Autokrator are a band from France that plays a blackened mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Persecution" which will be released in Novomber by Krucyator Productions.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while the solos and leads are also done in a very chaotic style. Vocals are done in a very deep cavernous death metal style along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats and a couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
The slower sections of the songs also bring in elements of doom metal while the songs also add in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the tremolo picking in the faster sections of the songs also showing an influence of black metal as well as a later track also adding in a brief use of epic sounding marches and synths and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly towards the end.
Autokrator plays a musical style that takes black, doom and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark are heavy while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire.
In my opinion Autokrator are a very great sounding blackened mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Great Persecution" and "Caesar Nerva Trainus". 8 out of 10.