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Release date: 1993
Style: Progressive thrash metal


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01. Sound The Alarm
02. Sense Of Will
03. Too Many Prophets
04. Release
05. Division
06. Tools Of Separation
07. Grateful
08. A Screaming Breath
09. My Soul's Affliction
10. Driven
11. Brotherhood?
12. Release [remix]

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- Engineered by Dave "Fuzzy" Duirnak.
- Produced by Kenn Nardi.
- Cover photography by Jennifer Horvath.

Guest review by

"Screams And Whispers" is the fourth and last album USA (St. Louis) based prog/thrash band Anacrusis released before their split up in 1993.

This release is much different from their early creation, the "Annihilation Complete" demo and the first full-length album "Suffering Hour." "Screams and Whispers" is most mature of all the Anacrusis albums; the raw speed and thrashiness of Suffering Hour has been replaced with really nice melodies and well thought out arrangements. There's no atmosphere to a usual thrash band, but this album has plenty of it - there's that glow around the music which brings up certain emotions to listeners. A lot of what's mentioned has been achieved with a new feature used on this album - orchestral hits (notice the huge influence of Celtic Frost's "In To the Pandemonium" album here, that has been stated by Ken Nardi himself in the band biography) and of course the unique vocals combined with brilliant twin guitar work.

published 13.06.2006 | Comments (14)

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Even like 3 years after my first listening "session" with this piece, I can't really measure how much I really like it. Once I retrieve it from the magic box of mine I spend days only spinning these eleven songs, then it takes like half a year to even touch it again. I know many people have the same thing with certain music but for me it's only like 2-3 bands. What I can tell though right at the beginning of this is that it's one of the most important progressive thrash metal release ever since it hit the stores.

published 11.12.2012 | Comments (2)

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Vasil de Shumen - 19.09.2013 at 21:08  
Rating: 10 This is:
1) the best album of 1993 ( vastly better than "Heartwork" and "Covenant" );
2) the best progressive thrash ever made;
3) most overlooked album in all metal history.

20 years ago I said "This is perfect !". Today I say "This is just ... geniously !!"

I recommend this recording to all who like strong, expressive, beautiful and excellent-recorded thrash with deep and meaningful lyrics ...

Best song - "Sound The Alarm"
tea[m]ster - 20.09.2013 at 16:34  
Rating: 7
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 19.09.2013 at 21:08

the best album of 1993

I respect your opinion but I disagree. These two are classics:

Coroner - Grin
Voivod - The Outer Limits
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.09.2013 at 17:56  
Written by tea[m]ster on 20.09.2013 at 16:34

Written by Vasil de Shumen on 19.09.2013 at 21:08

the best album of 1993

I respect your opinion but I disagree. These two are classics:

Coroner - Grin
Voivod - The Outer Limits

I prefers Screams & Whispers by far over The Outer Limits and Grin (which imo is their weakest after RIP)
Bad English - 02.10.2013 at 17:26  
Rating: 6 Vasil - not best in 1993, but also not best prog thrash, bands 1th 2 albums was much better then this one, but this is still awesome, its so sad it was bands last album(so far) but still is one fucking amstepice , underated
TrueMetalJope - 12.10.2015 at 20:59  
Rating: 10 Not thrash at all IMO, but rather a great album in the progressive genre.
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.10.2015 at 17:00  
  This certainly is thrash, albeit technical/progressive, but thrash nonetheless.

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