Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock


7.9 | 42 votes |
Release date: 21 September 2012
Style: Black metal, Krautrock

Owners:

21 have it
4 want it


Disc I
01. I
02. II
03. III
04. IV

Disc II
01. V
02. VI
03. VII
04. VIII

Not strictly metal anymore. if they ever really were; their krautish, noisy interpretation of black metal seems to have been put on hold for the time being (aside from the first track; a black metal number), but this is arguably album of the year nonetheless. If you have any love of Skullflower's early droning, noise rock days and krautrock's trippy psychedelia then this should be right up your gasse.



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14.04.2014 - 13:01
!J.O.O.E.!
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This live easily ranks in my top 5 gigs of all time. It's not even worth describing.
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14.04.2014 - 13:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist

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From: Canada

Now that you mention it, this would be a pretty intense album to experience live.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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12.11.2015 - 19:05
Rating: 10
mz

Posts: 4001


Fuck it, just neglecting the first fucking track and giving it a 10. Amazing stuff to say at least.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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12.11.2015 - 22:03
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by mz on 12.11.2015 at 19:05

Fuck it, just neglecting the first fucking track and giving it a 10. Amazing stuff to say at least.

Yeah, it's easy to ignore it. The rest is perfect music.
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13.11.2015 - 10:50
Paz
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From: Poland

I love how the opening track is regarded as the worst shit eva For me it's one hell of an epic, intergalactic bm tune.
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13.11.2015 - 11:38
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

Posts: 16468
From: Sweden

Written by Paz on 13.11.2015 at 10:50
I love how the opening track is regarded as the worst shit eva For me it's one hell of an epic, intergalactic bm tune.

I'm not saying it's amazing... but I do not understand the hate either.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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13.11.2015 - 17:55
Rating: 9
Zaph
The Nothingth

Posts: 2522
From: Belgium

Call me crazy, I actually think the opening track is on par with the rest.
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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13.11.2015 - 22:03
Rating: 10
mz

Posts: 4001


Written by Paz on 13.11.2015 at 10:50

I love how the opening track is regarded as the worst shit eva For me it's one hell of an epic, intergalactic bm tune.


I am not saying it is completely shit, but it is just so incompatible with the rest of the album. It could be a good song on a more regular, ordinary album, but not here.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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13.11.2015 - 22:04
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

What mz said. I don't hate it at all, it's just superfluous.
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14.12.2015 - 23:24
Joe Zombie

Posts: 505
From: USA

Unfortunately this album is far too repetitive and long-winded for my taste.
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22.12.2015 - 02:29
Rating: 10
Diverge

Posts: 1258
From: Canada
OK, I finally joined the party. Hopefully the new album will live up to this one
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22.12.2015 - 13:38
!J.O.O.E.!
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24.12.2015 - 22:56
Rating: 9
Apothecary
Drone Strike

Posts: 3912
From: USA

Written by mz on 13.11.2015 at 22:03

I am not saying it is completely shit, but it is just so incompatible with the rest of the album. It could be a good song on a more regular, ordinary album, but not here.

Yeah, I've been getting heavy into these guys lately, and as excellent as the opening track here is.... it's just very incompatible. I've noticed when I listen to this album very often do I just start with the second track and then let it play through from there.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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17.02.2016 - 15:47
Rating: 8
musclassia

Posts: 749
From: UK

The bass on track V is the absolute tits. Also, have to agree with everyone else that the first track sounds wildly out of place compared to the rest of the album; I feel like there's more BM tremolo guitar and blastbeats in any one minute of that song than the rest of the album combined.
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25.02.2016 - 18:54
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Nice to see this album claw its way back up to an 8 on here. Aluk Todolo are basically doing Skullflower's early genius work now, which is great seeing as Skullflower now seems content just to make fairly average noise music these days.
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