Okular are a band from Norway that plays a very progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Sexforce".
Drums range from slow to mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the keyboards they are only used briefly and they bring an avant garde sound to recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast progressive death metal riffs that utilize a good amount of melody as well as some thrash and groove metal elements, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding progressive death metal leads and solos, as for the classical guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to enhance some more progressive elements in the music.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls that utilize some groove/thrash elements to high pitched screams as well as some spoken word parts, background shouts and clean singing, while the lyrics cover poetic themes as human existence, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Okular are a very great sounding progressive death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "House Full Of Colours" "Sexforce" "Feast Upon The Illusory" and "Educated For Enslavement". RECOMMENDED BUY.