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Release date: 29 October 2007
Style: Black metal, Grindcore


8.5 | 227 votes


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01. Solifugae (Intro)
02. Der Hölle Rache Kocht In Meinem Herzen
03. Screaming Of The Unborn [feat. Shane Embury]
04. Virus Bomb
05. The Final Absolution
06. Shatter The Empyrean [feat. Shane Embury]
07. Lama Sabachthani
08. Until The World Stops Turning
09. Genetic Noose [feat. Joe Horvath]
10. Sanction Extremis (Kill Them All)
11. Castigation And Betrayal

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V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - vocals
Irrumator - bass, guitars, programming

Guest musicians
Dirty Von Donovan - vocals
Josama Bin Horvath - vocals
Ventnor - guitars, backing vocals
Shane "Embryonomous" Embury - bass

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Impressive but conformist

Besides having a name that makes me think of suppositories, Anaal Nathrakh is notable for being one of the relatively few British black metal bands to generally receive respect from the hermetic scene they cater to. After listening to Hell Is Empty And All The Devils Are Here it is easy to see why this is. High on both black metal 'necrosity' and grindcore insanity, the Brits commit to tape music that is as interesting in terms of arrangement and songwriting as it is brutal.

published 15.11.2007 | Comments (9)

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Baz Anderson - 20.12.2009 at 16:43  
  Just getting into these, this sounds to be quite a good album. Is it their best though?
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.12.2009 at 16:59  
Written by Baz Anderson on 20.12.2009 at 16:43

Just getting into these, this sounds to be quite a good album. Is it their best though?

Eschaton is better, imo
Promonex - 21.12.2009 at 00:17  
Rating: 8 For some reason this album seems to be tremendously popular among AN fans. For me however this is the AN album I enjoy the least. I personally would recommend their latest offering "In the Constellation of the Black Widow" over this anytime. And "The Codex Necro" of course.
Dangerboner - 21.12.2009 at 05:52  
Rating: 8 I wasn't impressed with this at first, but it quickly grew on me. Unlike the riff driven albums, The Codex Necro and Eschaton, the vocals here are the highlight, ranging from clean singing to high pitched screams to low grunts to awesome Attila-like sounds, but I didn't notice until recently how repetitive the song structures are.

Genetic Noose is one of the most brutal songs I've ever heard.
Deadmeat - 25.03.2011 at 19:01  
Rating: 9 I find it extremely difficult for this band to reach the "10" for me. they lack some important things. on the other hand, they are great on what they do and very enjoyable. this is their best album...
musicalkaratekid - 08.05.2012 at 19:18  
Rating: 8 This seems to be one of AN's weaker albums for me. The voyages into melodic territory and instant use of more clean vocals are even more apparent on here than on 'Eschaton', and although this doesn't quite fit in with the blastbeats and heavy Black metal-esque guitar work, it still serves as a vitally important presence. Not their best, as every song seems to be either too short or too long for its own good, but the riffs and excessive lyrics more than make up for it.
Hex_Omega - 17.10.2013 at 14:07  
Rating: 9 Castigation And Betrayal is a CRAZY shit.
Reaper_Redeamer - 23.08.2015 at 21:50  
Rating: 7 Enjoyable stuff, I liked many things on this, disliked the vocals though while being a fan of Burzum's Ashes vocals for example. I found interesting the more groovy tracks in here like #5,#6 and #8.
VIG - 06.07.2016 at 21:25  
Written by Baz Anderson on 20.12.2009 at 16:43

Just getting into these, this sounds to be quite a good album. Is it their best though?

i will never know which one is their best, they are all 10/10 imo, but my favorite is definitely In The Constellation Of The Black Widow

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