Norwegian power trio Bokassa is back with their fourth album, All Out of Dreams, and it’s a wild ride through a sonic landscape as diverse as their homeland’s fjords. Forget neatly categorised genres – this isn’t your average Spotify playlist. Across ten blistering tracks and just over thirty minutes, Bokassa throws everything at you, from the pummeling riffs of Bradford Death Squadron to the almost progressive punk-skate of No More Good Days. It’s a testament to the band’s musical prowess that they manage to pull it off without the whole thing feeling disjointed.

In true Bokassa fashion, All Out of Dreams defies expectations. Gone are the polished rock vibes of their previous effort, Molotov Rocktail. This time, it’s a rawer, more metallic sound, harkening back to the nineties with echoes of Clutch, Helmet, and Therapy? You can practically hear the vintage snare drum crackle under Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Babymetal)’s masterful mixing and mastering.

And if the genre-bending wasn’t enough, Bokassa throws in some heavyweight guest appearances for good measure. Lou Koller of NYHC legends Sick Of It All lends his gruff vocals to Garden of Heathen while Red Fang‘s Aaron Beam brings his stoner rock swagger to Bradford Death Squadron. These collaborations add another layer of texture and excitement to the already vibrant mix.

The album kicks off with The Ending Starts Today, a declaration of intent with its in-your-face riffs and Olav Dowkes‘ thunderous drumming. Garden of Heathen builds on the momentum with Jørn Kaarstad‘s snarling vocals and a headbanging groove. Then comes the title track, All Out of Dreams, a surprisingly melodic and anthemic number that showcases the band’s songwriting chops.

But of course Bokassa isn’t afraid to experiment. Everyone Fails In The End is a forty-s-x-second burst of hardcore fury, a sonic middle finger to negativity. Gung Ho takes a slower, stoner-glam turn, showcasing Kaarstad’s bluesy guitar skills and Bård Linga‘s rumbling bass lines. No More Good Days adds interest to the punk template with some nifty drumming and a thrash metal finale, proving there’s no limit to their sonic palette, sometimes even in the same song!

The album ends with Crush (All Heretics), a fittingly explosive finale that leaves you wanting more. All Out of Dreams is a bold statement from a band that refuses to be pigeonholed. It’s a celebration of musical freedom, an adrenaline shot to the heart for anyone who craves something just a little bit different. This album is more than just a collection of songs; it’s an experience, and one that deserves to be cranked up to ooh, eleven at least…

All out of Dreams releases today (February 16th).