German black metal horde OCCVLTA have come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2004. With only two legitimate releases under their literal bullet belts ('We Command the Wolves' demo in 2010 and a split single with UK hooligan rockers Salute in 2012) and select live appearances over the last seven years (which includes festivals such as Live Evil in London and Berlin, Muskelrock in Sweden and Metal Magic in Denmark as well as a US tour in 2012), it is perhaps a sign, then, that the trio's—brothers Torm (drums), Hord (vocals) & Vrgh (guitars)—highly-anticipated full-length, 'Night Without End,' will finally see the light of day 13 years later this June, 2017.
Where most black metal bands these days front an image of "magick" and "spells," OCCVLTA are thankfully the real deal: unabashedly arrogant and oblivious to trends. They carry with them the perfect blend of naive enthusiasm (Hellhammer) and underground ignorance (Darkthrone) with an unfiltered rock n' roll danger (GG Allin), and it shows not only within their explosive live sets but also in their music. Every facet of OCCVLTA is nothing but pure honesty, not just with themselves but with their total artistic vision. Black metal has never been this raw, primitive, crushing and pure since the mid-90's.
supported by 14 fans who also own “Night Without End”
WOW! This album quickly became an all time favorite. It never fails to get me pumped! When I began searching for new bands to listen to, ET shot straight to the top. This is what got me into power metal, now one of my favorite sub-genres, and revitalized my love for straight up heavy metal. The vocals are initially what grabbed my attention. I remember listening to this for the first time, grinning like a fool! I'll be rocking this album for the rest of my life. Long live the Eternal Champion! tbaggins
supported by 12 fans who also own “Night Without End”
This is probably the best black metal album I’ve heard in at least 10 years. Spot on crazy shit. Weird production which I think adds to it.. just wow. Everything this dude does is sick, but this record is undeniable. pissin in your elevator
supported by 10 fans who also own “Night Without End”
I can’t really do this album, or Wrest’s talent and influence, due justice. I can say that this album is a late discovery for me, and some of my favorite current metal projects are logical extensions of what Wrest has already done. This album is high art; the most painfully beautiful thing you’re likely to hear. Metallurgical Fire