At these days most of us we are trying to find the lost extremity in our music. There are many new groups trying to get extreme, but still got the melody in their songs that ruin all the tension. Thankfully we have bands such as Anaal Nathrakh that keep the flag of extreme high. Since their first album “The Codex Necro” in 2001 Anaal Nathrakh has been a synonymous for extreme metal music. I can’t find anyone who disagrees with this statement and righteously with their releases they have enter the hall of fame for their extremeness.
Their latest album isn’t away from their standards. The previous album “In The Constellation Of The Black Widow” was on the edge of mediocrity. For me Nathrakh did their best with this one – “Passion”. With albums such as “Eschaton”, the ceiling for them has been settled really high.
So “Passion” as I have already mentioned is an example of their capability on making extreme music. Without repeating their selves we have really good songs that can wreck your neck from the first listening. We still have the wicked screams of Dave Hunt a.k.a. V.I.T.R.I.O.L. and great memorable melodies. Songs as “Post Traumatic Stress Euphoria” and “Locus Of Damnation” are short masterpieces of their music that can reveal us their wickedness. And then we have songs that can stand next to “When The Lion Devours Both Dragon And Child” as worthy. Two songs that I make out of the album are “Tod Huetet Uebel” and “Drug-Fucking Abomination”. There isn’t much to be said about Anaal Nathrakh or about their music. When you buy an Anaal Nathrakh album you know what you are waiting for and they truly deliver.
|Track List||Line Up|
01. Volenti Non Fit Iniuria
02. Drug-Fucking Abomination
03. Post Traumatic Stress Euphoria
04. Le Diabolique Est L’ami Du Simplement Mal
05. Locus Of Damnation
06. Tod Huelet Uebel
07. Paragon Pariah
08. Who thinks Of The Executioner?
09. Ashes Screaming silence
10. Portrait of the Artist
|V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – Vocals
Mick Kenney – All Instruments