Review: Anaal Nathrakh – Eschaton (2006)

 Genre: black metal, grindcore, industrial
 Label: Seasons of Mist
 Country: United Kingdom
 Listen: MySpace

For me the highlight of Anaal Nathrakh’s career; 2006′s most blistering release Eschaton. While still drenched in a relentlessly chaotic sound and furious vocals, Anaal Nathrakh’s music has never sounded so focused and well thought-out as on Eschaton. I in part ‘blame’ the work on bass (on some tracks) done by Shane Embury of Napalm Death fame; his distinctive sound and style give a solid anchor for the ensuing massacre. And on songs like “Between Shit And Piss We Are Born” you can hear how brilliant their music is set up; the subtle shift to the first clean vocals with the very cool melodic leads in the background is pure unadultered genius!

So, for anyone interested in the sheer fury and evil of black metal fused with the chaos and fuck-all attitude of grindcore and even some industrial overtones, this is your thing.

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