Anaal Nathrakh

Anaal Nathrakh

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Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes...

In the beginning of 1999, Anaal Nathrakh recorded their first demo, "Anaal Nathrakh". Later the same year in September, another demo, "Total Fucking Necro", was produced. They made a deal with Leviaphonic Records and both demos were released on a disc titled "Total Fucking Necro - Double Demo Assault". The release was a hit in the underground. Never before had they heard such raw, brutal music before. Even the legendary Mayhem praised them after they had heard Anaal Nathrakh's cover of "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas".

The band's debut CD, "The Codex Necro", which was released in 2001, was voted best newcomer of 2001 and best album of the year in the magazine Terrorizer. Anaal Nathrakh's latest album, "When Fire Rains Down From the Sky, Mankind Will Reap As It Has Sown", followed in 2003. The EP featured the legendary Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Aborym, Tormentor) and Seth Teitan 131 (Aborym).
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Anaal Nathrakh Discography

Albums

Anaal Nathrakh The Codex Necro (Album) Mordgrimm UK 2001 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh When Fire Rains Down From The Sky, Mankind Will Reap As It Has Sown (MiniAlbum) Mordgrimm UK 2003 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh Domine Non Es Dignus (Album) Season Of Mist France 2004 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh Eschaton (Album) Season Of Mist France 2006 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here (Album) Feto Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh In The Constellation Of The Black Widow (Album) Candlelight Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh Passion (Album) Candlelight Records UK 2011 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas (Album) Candlelight Records USA US 2012 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum (Album) Metal Blade Records UK 2014 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh The Whole Of The Law (Album) Metal Blade Records US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DB011 Anaal Nathrakh Man At C&A(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Yel) Decibel Flexi Series DB011 US 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

Anaal Nathrakh Total Fucking Necro (Comp) Leviaphonic Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
MOSH3401 Anaal Nathrakh The Codex Necro / When Fire Rains Down From The Sky, Mankind Will Reap As It Has Sown(Box, S/Edition + 2xCD, Comp) Earache MOSH3401 US 2010 Sell This Version
Anaal Nathrakh The Candlelight Years (Comp) Candlelight Records US 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Anaal Nathrakh Anaal Nathrakh Not On Label (Anaal Nathrakh Self-released) UK 1999 Sell This Version
NECRO 002 Anaal Nathrakh Total Fucking Necro(CDr) NecroDeath Productions NECRO 002 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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poneromusikologist

poneromusikologist

April 23, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
"The True Spirit of Necro taken to its Musical Extremes".
Read: "We Can only apropriate memes but know not what they MEAN".
A shorthair and a bald guy who didn't grasp that "Necro" DESCRIBES NON-PROFESSIONAL RECORDING METHODOLOGY, that is, Mid or Low Fidelity.
"Necro" recording methods were developed as a rejection of BANDS LIKE THIS ONE.
THE REAL "Necro" STYLE is the kind of inverted production value that fans of this kind of shiny pro Heavy Metal disdain as unlistenable or 'sounding bad'.
I suspect that the contrived follow-the-leader use of 8-track on their so-called demo was a decoy for an hi-fi recording contract already secured by covert association.
The main songwriting shorthair looks as if he first tried on a leather jacket a half hour before his large-format-photography photo session and an high-rollers luncheon with the editors of Terrorizer was wrapped up many months before the glowing reviews.
Appropriating hardcore metal underground terminology and immediately exemplifying a lack of understanding about its function is standard operating procedure for these standardized employable-guy metal groups. GONKULATOR are far less musically proficient, than, er, ANAAL, so why are they far cooler?
(Don't) Allow me to explain :
ANAAL NATHRAKH combine every subgenre so all personality is lost, like an undercover cop in the heavy metal parking lot giving himself away by his moustache, and the profusely hi-gloss no-grit swank of their opulent production value is always echoed by well-adjusted young men extoling how "Raw" it all is, like a clip-on ponytail accidentally affixed to a forehead; embarrasing for everyone.
This band functions as a trend-killing unit, consuming nascent developments in extreme metal and spoiling them thru adoption. After the Norwegians began promulgating themes of inclement weather for song titles, this band followed suit like obedient sock puppets, overcompensating with 'blasting icewinds' and "storms" generically referred to in every title, like a periodical updating 'fast fashion', the implied message is "We're So Current".
This band is a sort of flagship for the newer sort of Metal fan that doesn't have drug or alcohol problems, is good at school and will never GROW THEIR HAIR LONG and thus requires this sort of Fake Copy-Cat Metal to make them feel less akward and ersatz.
These fans invariably write reviews about how the band "keeps evolving" (swapping-out a previously stolen aesthetic for a newly-stolen aesthetic) and that they are "Unique" (ri-ight).
When this stupidly-named duo trumpets a new trend, you know the Math Teachers and Computer Science majors in their laundered longsleeves hav seized it and a replacement is in order.
This band aren't terrible they are patently OK; if they were worse they would be better.
Yes, they have dutifully made all the requisite references, combined the fifty or so approved prefixes and suffixes and strained to be intensely gross, but if they want to emulate the extreme they should cognate first that in this dangerous province the greatest transgression is no transgression, it is MEDIOCRITY.
Anguishessence

Anguishessence

September 23, 2014
I'd really like to purchase the new "Desideratum" limited coloured vinyl in red (100 pieces).

But with EMP in Canada, I can't... Here's the link if someone want to buy some and sell me one. PLEASE, send me a message:

http://www.emp-online.co.uk/art_291179/

Anguishessence
mac1

mac1

January 2, 2014
Why post a dumb ass comment about something you know nothing about??
If you don't like this type of music what makes you feel the need to bother the people that do with your inane and uninformed drivel??
discgoroundcctx

discgoroundcctx

August 28, 2013
I can't understand why anyone likes this crap. It's not experimental, it's just very busy. Do people really like to feel like someone is about to rip out their spine and eat their brains. I don't like this type of music because there's not much music involved. They are yelling and pounding and it just sound like noisy crap, Enjoy.
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

August 5, 2008
Here is the singular gap where time and space collide, Anaal Nathrakh. The music inside a black hole. The roar from chaos and the rabbit hole that goes directly into hell
Meet the very place where the most virulent and plagued black metal, the purest raw and cacophonous grindcore and the more insidious and interventionist machinery and unsettling atmospheric elements from industrial mercilessly spin. Three types and forms, three different epochs, and a whole new trinity.

The elitist black metal crew abhors em but that doesn't deter them to experiment with the typical savagery and blast beat insanity from the genre, the most nihilistic and misanthropic side of it along with the blackest amongst black feelings and wishes. All this sweetly complements the typical guttural accents that mark it's path to the grindcore influence (some morbid and necrophiliac incidences appears from time to time) and then the inhuman (yes it's a cyborg actually playing the drum set, how else could be!) playing the speedy tempo of the drum set.
Add to the recipe, a guitar player that is not satisfied with the current set of black metalish tremolo, but also throws some death metal hooks and a whole subtle electronic accompaniment that intensifies the dirty and plagued atmosphere created.

It is not just the speed and grinding voice that makes them special, after all this is something that abounds in the metal genre. It is something more, something churning, despaired, rabidly unsettling, intensely addictive yet not ease to find.
I have a theory, perhaps this is one of these bands that allows you to cast out your dark side.

The band has evolved through the time. From their powerful and overly intense discharges present in "The Codex Necro" where the most basic rage expanded with no end and no change except for the rhythm sets and powerful guitar canvas. To the more conducted vortex of hate filled in "Eschaton" where small passages of epic proportion like the chorus present in the song: "Between piss and shit we are born" appears giving all that crackling and churning tone a pace of harmonics.
Latest offering: "Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" finds them in their most mature experimentation, amplifying their epic side found in the previous album and emphasizing on the subtle more harmonic death metal approach without losing an apex of their black metal and grinding power and always mantaining the atmosphere that has made em unique.
Glory to the chaos they bring. Bringers of chaos!

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