Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Bokassa - Molotov Rocktail

Ever since I first saw Bokassa back at Eurosonic in the beginning of 2020, I've been completely obsessed with this band. Their unique brand of hard rock is addictive and powerful, the sort of thing that really speaks to the enduring power of hard rock and great production. Molotov Rocktail is a poetic and exciting offering, a record that soars through your ears and speaks to the enduring magic of heavy music. Molotov Rocktail is a masterful offering, a record that speaks to just how good the guys in Bokassa really are. 

Outside of the absolutely stellar songwriting, the thing that will really get you about this record is the message of the lyrics. Throughout Molotov Rocktail Bokassa rail against the evils of corporatism, cancel culture and the degeneracy they see in our society. Their execution is thrilling, and even when they break from these themes, as they do on the party rock anthem 'Low (and Behold)' they find ways to push these elements to bold new heights. It's a delight to really immerse yourself in the highly politicized, rocking and rolling universe of Bokassa. When you blast this record you are suddenly one of the guys and part of something greater. 

Bokassa are a special band. They have an understanding of how to write rock music that basically all of their peers lack. When they want to party, they party hard. When they get political, they are incisive. When they want to be heavy... well few are heavier. Molotov Rocktail is a record that can't help but to excite and which continually drives the band to new heights. Lose yourself in its magic and you are going to find yourself fully immersed in a unique soundworld that excites listeners and leaves you begging for more.

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