Oslo's OKULAR have 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 critically acclaimed 2011 debut Probiotic, and yet Sexforce is somehow more accessible and compositionally dynamic than its predecessor. The album's appeal is further enhanced by the appearance of SUSPERIA's Athera who performs half of the lead vocals on 7 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. In a ringing endorsement of Aubert's creation, BORKNAGAR's Øystein G. Brun describes OKULAR as a "death metal parallel" to his own band. It doesn't get much better than that.
The album is now available for pre-order at the following locations:
Stream Sexforce album cuts "Birth Through Loss" and the title track at okular.bandcamp.com.
1. House Full Of Colours
2. Not Separate
4. The Greatest Offender
5. Ride The Waves Of Emotion
6. Rest In Chaos
7. The King Of Life
8. Exposing The Good Citizens
9. Feast Upon The Illusory
10. Birth Through Loss
11.To Ring The Bells Of Truth
12. Politically Incorrect Experiences
13. Educated For Enslavement
"Okular measures up to bands such as Obscura and Gojira."
-Rita K. Trondsgård (Scream Magazine)
"This might be the future of heavy and relentless Progressive Metal. Okular is Death Metal's Nevermore mixed with Mercenary."
- Anders Peter Jørgensen (Voices From The Darkside)