“When MaxR asked me to write a guest review for Metal Bandcamp, he said he wanted to give me something a little out of my usual comfort zone, and specifically, something connected to the realm of doom. When I agreed, the album he picked was A Beautiful Dystopia, released earlier this year by Okera from Melbourne, Australia. I’m afraid Max failed in his mission. Not only am I comfortable in the company of A Beautiful Dystopia, I’m ready to marry it and have kids.”
And that’s how my guest review of Okera’s new album at Metal Bandcamp begins. It ends this way: “By this point it will come as no surprise: I recommend this album strongly.” In between, there is an explanation for why I’m so enthusiastic about Okera’s successful melding of doom and melodic death metal.
I hope you’ll read the whole review and check out the music, too. You can do both at THIS PAGE on Metal Bandcamp.