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Anacrusis (2)Reason

Label:Active Records (3) – ATV 9
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Thrash

Tracklist

A1Stop Me6:16
A2Terrified4:54
A3Not Forgotten5:49
A4Wrong5:38
A5Silent Crime4:49
B1Misshapen Intent4:23
B2Afraid To Feel6:25
B3Child Inside4:25
B4Vital5:07
B5Quick To Doubt4:37
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Credits

Notes

Recorded and Mixed at Smith/Lee Studios, August/September 1989.
Inner sleeve with lyrics, credits and photos.

All Songs Copyright 1989 ANACRUSIS
© & ℗ 1990 ACTIVE RECORDS

Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016583 900915
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched ("TY1" stamped)): ATV - 9 - A. ✶ TY1 MAX
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched ("TY1" stamped)): ATV - 9 - B₁ ✶ MAX TY1

Other Versions (5 of 22)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Reason (Cassette, Album, Promo)Metal Blade Records7 72429-4US1989
New Submission
Reason (CD, Album)Active Records (3)CD ATV 9UK1990
New Submission
Reason (CD, Album)Metal Blade Records, Restless Records7 72429-2US1990
New Submission
Reason (Cassette, Album)Active Records (3)TATV 9Malaysia1990
New Submission
Reason (Cassette, Album)Metal Blade Records7 72429-4Canada1990

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Reviews

  • justinsgaines's avatar
    justinsgaines
    Progression and technical proficiency have long been an important part of extreme music, but you usually tend to find those elements in death metal bands like Cynic, Atheist, Believer, and of course Death. I view the terms "progressive" and "thrash" as being mutually exclusive, at least I did until I heard Anacrusis. Anacrusis was, without a doubt, a thrash metal band. They were also, without a doubt, an extremely technical and progressive band.

    Released in 1989, the band's second album Reason was years ahead of its time. Anacrusis took the straightforward thrash sound and fused it with plenty of musical and vocal experimentalism, creating a complex and engaging variation of thrash metal that set them apart from the rest of the pack. Reason also established a clear pattern by the band, in that it was a musical step forward from their debut (Suffering Hour), just as follow-up albums Manic Impressions and Screams & Whispers would be improve upon what was accomplished with this Reason. Anacrusis never got stagnant or repetitive. They matured and progressed with each album.

    Despite the fact that Anacrusis's style should have had a wide appeal among metal fans, the band never really gained the kind of popularity needed to survive the 1990's wave of alternative rock and grunge that swept metal from the public's collective radar.

    I highly recommend Anacrusis to all kinds of metal fans, though those of you into thrash and/or progressive metal should enjoy this the most. If you're into old school bands like Testament, (old) Metallica, Watchtower, Cynic, Atheist, Believer, Sanctuary, Fates Warning, and Death, or even newer bands like Mercenary and Nevermore, you should definitely check out Anacrusis.

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