Apolokia, Italy's most controversial, nihilist, elitistic and hateful black betal band, come back with their inhuman icecold brutal and satanic form of art releasing the long awaited debut album “Kathaarian Vortex” that marks the definitive return of the best Black Metal horde ever forged in Italy so far. With a 1992 Black Metal sound production, icecold and razor sharp guitar sound, inhuman vocals, ultrafast drums, “Kathaarian Vortex” is an unholy journey into the kathaarian void of mystic darkness. It is a complex album, a compendium mix of early first wave, second wave Black Metal with more outstanding, inhuman, evil geniality based on the original Apolokia trademark. An exclusive album for the followers of the cult and the pure evil flame. “Kathaarian Vortex” is the proof that the pure Black Metal still exists, entirely composed by inhuman and time forward artists like Apolokia.
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