Anaal Nathrakh – In The Constellation of the Black Widow (2009) – Review

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So, you think that you can stomach trve Extreme Metal, right? Howling mad metal, worse than the amorphous horrors the Lovecraft wackos like to throw at you. Something so unhinged, yet still strangely refined that will make a Dodecahedron concert seem like a genteel night at the opera with civilized glasses of champagne and salmon canapés.

RMR here already had a go at Anaal Nathrakh‘s 2020 piece Endarkenment. You know, the one with the pigs and the cocks in their eyes1). And we were mighty impressed with this record. Yet, what always surpassed the levels of … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2020 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider 2020 Top 10 Records

The terrible and unholy year of the Dark Lord 2020 was not as fertile as last year’s harvest would suggest. The crop yielded a fair amount of pretty excellent records. Yet, most of them erred on the good to very good territory1) and did not really qualify for that coveted top 10 spot.

After a slow start, things started to look more lively. At first, we thought that the progressive folks would pretty much deliver naught. Yet, suddenly we have a choice, and a difficult one at that.

Then we stumbled across folk pieces where there should be none, … [...] Click to raid more!

Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment (2020) – Review

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I am using the word dense a lot lately. And that’s not meant in a bad way. The RMR deck crew recently took a liking to high-intensity, super-octane Extreme Metal records that will just blow you away by sheer force. Or at least try to. And – second – we have it with duos this year. Bands that only consist of two members. I have no explanation why 2020 turns out this way, but it does.

So, this time it is Anaal Nathrakh‘s time to shine. And before you grow yourself any silly ideas, the name means snake breath … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Endarkenment, Anaal Nathrakh’s Orange Glowfest!

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The summer of 2020. Hot and humid, and somewhat malevolent in more ways than one. This is a year of extremes, from a friggin’, full-blown pandemic to a tendency of political strongmen to creep out of the woodwork a bit all over the place, we get it all. And now, the folks of Anaal Nathrakh decided to add a few very dark thoughts to that pile of sorrows, so that we can feel better, I guess. Through a pretty impressive video that we took a sinful liking to.

Does anybody remember the track Obscene as Cancer? You know, the … [...] Click to raid more!