I have always think of Atrocity as Swedish and simply misplaced by the storks in Germany. The Ludwigsburg natives have been tolling in the mines since 1985, along the way dabbling in grindcore, traditional death, folk, symphonic and industrial arts. Being honest, I haven’t touched these guys since their mid-90s period. ‘Willenskraft’ (1996) still possesses enough venom and tenacious riffs to sustain me for a lifetime. I don’t think the band will ever achieve that sort of groove heavy sound or formula again, but they try like Hell with new endeavor ‘Okkult’. Who can hesitate the mosh madness of “Death by Metal” with its double bass and vehemently barked vocals? What about the punishing speed metal assault of ‘Masaya’? The band are brimming over with testosterone and metallic genius, yet still try to expand the horizons with the choral arrangements, symphonic backing loop and the industrial elements that leave me more disoriented than impressed.