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Norwegian progressive death metal outfit Okular has self-released its sophomore effort "Sexforce" today. The album features guest contributions from Borknagar's Vinstersorg and Susperia's Athera. The CD comes with a 24-page booklet, including full lyrics and one hand-drawn illustration for each song. The band has joined forces with AxisOfMetal.com for a full album stream of "Sexforce." Check it out at this location, or below in the player.
Bravewords.com has teamed with Norwegian progressive death metal outfit Okular for the exclusive premier of "The Greatest Offender" (featuring guest vocals by Borknagar's Vintersorg and Susperia's Athera), which comes off the band's forthcoming sophomore album "Sexforce." The song delivers an array of vocal styles, with melodic, grim and spoken words coming courtesy of Vintersorg and aggressive vocals by Athera. Vintersorg had this to say about "The Greatest Offender" and his contribution to the track:
"The song has several faces and an adventurous approach which I simply love. From the calm opening with the 'clean' atmosphere towards a more aggressive realm and then ending up in the same calmness. In between all this you'll find these epic parts that was just meant for my way of thinking when it comes to vocals."
The song is now playing on the Bravewords audio player, which can be launched from the site's homepage by going to the Okular heading in the left column. "Sexforce" will be self-released on March 4th. More...
Oslo's Okular has set March 4th, 2013 as the date on which sophomore effort and progressive death metal tour de force "Sexforce" will be self-released. The brainchild of composer/lyricist Andreas Aubert, Okular again offers the balanced blend of technicality, melody, and brutality first heard on the 2011 debut "Probiotic."
The album's appeal is further enhanced by the appearance of Susperia's Athera, who performs half of the lead vocals on seven of the 13 tracks, while Borknagar's Vintersorg makes a guest appearance on "The Greatest Offender."
Lyrically, Okular presents poetry describing aspects of the human existence in a vital and experientially-based form, rather than as philosophical discourse. Stream the title track and "Birth through Loss" below, or over at bandcamp. More...