Apolokia (2)

Apolokia (2)

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Nihilist Black Metal Elite since 1994. (Ita / Nor)
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Apolokia (2) Discography Tracks

Albums

Apolokia (2) Kathaarian Vortex (Album) My Kingdom Music Italy 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Apolokia (2) Immota Satani Manet (EP) The Oath Italy 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

Apolokia (2) MCMXCV . MCMXCVII (Comp) War Against Yourself, Midwinter Records Italy 2014 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Apolokia (2) Frozen Evokation(Cass, Dem) Not On Label none Italy 1995 Sell This Version
none Apolokia (2) Fields Of Hatefrost(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label none Italy 1997 Sell This Version

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September 7, 2014
'Kathaarian Vortex' review by Chad Hensley (Esoterra Magazine) Usa. 2013
APOLOKIA " Kathaarian Vortex " 2013 CD/LP/TAPE
My Kingdom Music

Apolokia combine the bleakest aspects of early ‘90s Norwegian and Italian black metal while paying homage to the early ‘80s predecessors of this unhallowed genre.
The misanthropic members of this satanic dynamic duo consist of Blackfrost (ex-Nordavind) on drum machine and synthesizers and Verminaard (ex-Ugluk) on guitar, bass, and vocals.
The infernal pair has joined forces to release their long-awaited, unholy debut Kathaarian Vortex.
The album was produced entirely by Blackfrost at his Panzerfaust recording studio in Bergen, Norway in order to maintain the most raw and primitive aesthetic.
The release is aurally complex and relentless in its breakneck pace, richly layered with industrial noise throughout and, as a result, dissonant and suffocating at times.
In addition to Blackfrost’s turbulent keyboards, he also simulates an actual drum kit complete with blast beats and cymbals, although no real drums are present on the entire recording. Verminaard’s ghoulish vocals are spectral and abhorrent while being completely incomprehensible most of the time.
But where Verminaard truly shines most malevolently are his burgeoning Hellhammer-ish guitar riffs, such as on the songs “Order of the Nine” and “Signum Satani” - both exemplary tracks.
Voice samples from the Church of Satan’s Anton LaVey and the notorious mad man Charles Manson abound.
In attempting to create an “icy and inhuman” sound, Apolokia have constructed a demonic soundscape far more nightmarish and malignant than they had hoped.

-Chad Hensley / ESOTERRA MAGAZINE (Usa)

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