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Aluk Todolo’s Occult Rock is not going to be for everyone. According to their bio, the band are an instrumental trio that play, “Occult Rock, a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance.” Got that? Now, when I read that I immediately thought that the sound was going to be old-style black metal a la Darkthrone’s Transylvanian Hunger or even early Darkrthrone. And true enough opening song “Occult Rock I” (all of the songs are called “Occult Rock”, followed by a number) is a trance-inducing black metal song through and through – minus any shrieks of course. Most of the rest of the songs however, sound like heavy metal with the occasional dose of black metal.

Ancient VVisdom are an occult rock band similar in style to The Devil’s Blood and Ghost. They’re kind of like a cross between Alice In Chains, Folk Music and 70s rock. Their newest release, A Godlike Inferno, is one of the best albums of 2012 thus far and has been getting rave reviews. Recently singer and songwriter Nathan Oppostion took the time to answer some questions for me about the band, Satanic lyrics and more. Read on to find out more and then pick up a copy of A Godlike Inferno fast!

“Hail to thee, Lord Lucifer. I sing praises to thee and I suffer no longer, Hail to thee god of the underworld, I sing praises to thee and I suffer no more.” These are the words that greet you on Ancient VVisdom’s A Godlike Inferno. “No sympathy for humanity, ignorant human race, this is reality, I am necessary evil.” With something like that, you would think that this was a black or death metal band right? Wrong. Much like The Devil’s Blood and Ghost, Ancient VVisdom lay on the mellow while piling high the praises to Satan. But unlike Ghost, Ancient VVisdom appear to be more like The Devil’s Blood in that they seem to actually be into the whole Satan-loving thing.