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Release date: 15 October 2012
Style: Black metal, Grindcore, Industrial metal

Rating:

8.2 | 182 votes

Owners:

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30 want it


01. The Blood-Dimmed Tide
02. Forging Towards The Sunset
03. To Spite The Face
04. Todos Somos Humanos
05. In Coelo Quies, Tout Finis Ici Bas [feat. Dave Nassie]
06. You Can't Save Me, So Stop Fucking Trying [feat. Elena Vladimirova]
07. Make Glorious The Embrace Of Saturn
08. Feeding The Beast [feat. Steeve Hurdle]
09. Of Fire, And Fucking Pigs
10. A Metaphor For The Dead

The Best Grindcore Album Of 2012

Lyrics (3)


Line-up
David "V.I.T.R.I.O.L." Hunt - vocals
Michael "Irrumator" Kenney - bass, guitars, programming

Guest musicians
Elena Vladimirova - vocals
"Big" Steeve Hurdle - guitars
Dave Nassie - guitars


Additional info
Release dates:
- Europe: October 15th
- USA/Canada: November 6th

Produced by Mick Kenney.
Recorded in Orange County, California, 2011.
Steve Hurdle's contribution recorded by Robert "Rob" Mercier.

Staff pick by
J. N.

16.10.2012 December 21st was 67 days early.

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The Benighted - 24.10.2012 at 18:43  
Rating: 9 This site has a very skewed perspective on the last couple of albums. Passion was probably one of the most underwhelming albums of 'Rakh's career, and I felt that I shared that opinion with quite a few of their more hardcore fans. When this released, the first couple of listens were all I needed to make the decision that this was a ways better than that, and was on par with 'Constellations'.

But somehow 'Passion' has around the same rating as this, and has a better rating than 'Constellations'? I...don't understand that. At all.

Oh well, I'm probably taking the ratings here a bit too seriously. Album rules, \m/, etc.
psykometal - 24.10.2012 at 21:35  
 
Written by The Benighted on 24.10.2012 at 18:43

Oh well, I'm probably taking the ratings here a bit too seriously. Album rules, \m/, etc.

Lol. Yea, you are. Aside from that it's just users opinions. AR are probably not a well known enough band to be subject to Ratings abuse but ya never know so that could be part of it too.

I only recently finally started loving this band with this release, in prior years I have just never gotten into them and I have been playing catch up so I can't really form an opinion of Passion over Constellations or Vanitas yet other than to say that Vanitas and Constellations are defintitely amazing albums.
Rulatore - 28.10.2012 at 21:43  
Rating: 9
Written by IronAngel on 23.10.2012 at 02:06

I wouldn't be too hard on him. Noise both a vague word in the English language and a specific genre of music. "That noise is giving me a headache" doesn't mean somebody's blasting a Merzbow record outside your window, any more than calling music heavy means you think it's traditional heavy metal.

Pazdzioch - 07.11.2012 at 12:16  
  This scream at the end of "Forging Towards The Sunset" is epic. Quality album.
Moose - 27.11.2012 at 10:18  
Rating: 10
Written by The Benighted on 24.10.2012 at 18:43

Oh well, I'm probably taking the ratings here a bit too seriously. Album rules, \m/, etc.


Take a look at the number 1 album's for the past few years:

2006: 9.08
2007: 8.90
2008: 8.86
2009: 8.88
2010: 8.76
2011: 8.60
2012: 8.59

Either rating abuse is getting worse, or music in general is getting worse. I think I know which it is haha.
If this album was released a few years back, it would probably be rated 8.4-8.5.
Unhealer - 28.11.2012 at 03:32  
 
Written by Moose on 27.11.2012 at 10:18

Either rating abuse is getting worse, or music in general is getting worse. I think I know which it is haha.
If this album was released a few years back, it would probably be rated 8.4-8.5.


I think that the fact that more and more users register to the site each year has something to do, since the top albums receive bigger amounts of votes each year and more opinions clash.
It's just a theory, but one would have to compare the amount of votes for each no.1 album as well.
Pelcu - 15.12.2012 at 01:15  
Rating: 9 I'm not a big fan of this kind of metal... in overall it's too hardcore, too loud, noisy and chaotic for me. So after first listening I said "that's enough". But there is something in that album what have left in my mind and forced me to listen to it again... and again... and again. Now I can't stop listen to it and every time I discover new amazing parts. There are some parts of vocals making me screaming with Anaal, there are amazing rhythmic parts with powerful guitars, sometimes bass plays something amazing for 2-3 seconds... I'm totally crashed and by Vanitas Perfect album.
NocturnalStalker - 12.01.2013 at 12:54  
Rating: 9 This is what extreme metal should sound like in my opinion - brutal, chaotic but at times epic and melodic. I really liked they previous couple of albums but "Vanitas" just turned me inside out.
musicalkaratekid - 29.01.2013 at 20:04  
Rating: 8 One of the best extreme metal releases of 2012, and consequently one of the best albums by Anaal Nathrakh. 'Todos somos Humanos' and epic closer 'A metaphor for the dead' in particular amaze me with their songwriting.
Cynic Metalhead - 20.03.2013 at 08:15  
Rating: 7
Written by Pazdzioch on 07.11.2012 at 12:16

This scream at the end of "Forging Towards The Sunset" is epic.


Have you ever thought about making a ringtone?!

fortunately, it's mine and it's GREAT.
Sunioj - 21.03.2013 at 02:02  
Rating: 6 I rated six not because it is average, but i feel for their standards it is. i listened to it once or twice and was instantly bored :/
Deadmeat - 28.05.2013 at 13:58  
Rating: 9 Much better than passion, this album is very enjoyable. to spite the face, forging into.., in coelo.. and a metaphor for the dead are the best songs imo...!
MELANCOHOLIC - 16.09.2013 at 16:17  
Rating: 8 I find this album a bit less aggressive than Passion. But the feeling listening to it is that i want more!! \m/
LeKiwi - 20.02.2014 at 15:37  
  The title of the 7th track reminds me of "Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"...
psykometal - 01.03.2014 at 23:38  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 20.02.2014 at 15:37

The title of the 7th track reminds me of "Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"...

T'would be hilarious if there was a reason for that... XD

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