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Posted by mankvill on 07.11.2007 at 02:28
Can't believe there hasn't been a topic about one of metal's most extreme bands.

Discog:

Anaal Nathrakh (demo) - 1999
Total Fucking Necro (demo) - 1999
The Codex Necro - 2001
Total Fucking Necro (comp.) - 2002
When Fire Rains Down From The Sky, Mankind Will Reap As It Has Sown (EP) - 2003
Domine Non Es Dignus - 2004
Eschaton - 2006
Hell Is Empty And All The Devils Are Here - 2007

Personally, I think their newest offering, Hell Is Empty..., is their best album since The Codex Necro.



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Ag Fox
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  14.05.2010 at 03:50
Just started listening to this band with their latest two offerings. Guess I missed out lol
I found the clean vocals absolutely amazing
next one I'll move on to The Codex Necro
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  29.05.2010 at 15:55
In the Constellation of the Black Widow was great, as are the other albums. First time I came across the mention of Anaal Nathrakh was when a guy told me to listen to "Pandemonic Hyperblast" on another forum.
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I_Die_Often

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  12.09.2010 at 03:57
Is Total Fucking Necro really worth the $80 asking price?
I love the name of this album!
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  12.09.2010 at 04:04
Written by I_Die_Often on 12.09.2010 at 03:57

Is Total Fucking Necro really worth the $80 asking price?
I love the name of this album!

Well it's pretty damn good (though I guess it depends if your talking about the demo or the compilation). Either way, $80 good though? I'd say no.
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  12.09.2010 at 04:04
AAnnaaaall Nnaatthhrraakkhh !!
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Ozman
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  12.09.2010 at 13:10
Will be seeing them again on September 24
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Slayer666

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  12.09.2010 at 15:13
Written by Ozman on 12.09.2010 at 13:10

Will be seeing them again on September 24

Somehow, I can't picture their music being good live...
Ozman
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  12.09.2010 at 15:18
Written by Slayer666 on 12.09.2010 at 15:13

Written by Ozman on 12.09.2010 at 13:10

Will be seeing them again on September 24

Somehow, I can't picture their music being good live...


I have seen them before and they are great live.
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  12.09.2010 at 16:50
I've seen them before and they were mediocre. But that was at a festival, so it's not really comparable to a club show.
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RavenKing

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  12.09.2010 at 19:02
Looks like lots of people enjoy this band. To be honest, I don't understand how people can like Anaal Nathrakh. As much as I'm a fan of Black Metal and like my metal extreme, I see this band as no more than fucking senseless noise without any kind of structure, and highly triggered. Better spending an entire day in a steel factory without wearing earplugs than listening to this crap. I don't see any sign of intelligence in this band.
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Thought Police

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  12.09.2010 at 19:15
Written by RavenKing on 12.09.2010 at 19:02

Looks like lots of people enjoy this band. To be honest, I don't understand how people can like Anaal Nathrakh. As much as I'm a fan of Black Metal and like my metal extreme, I see this band as no more than fucking senseless noise without any kind of structure, and highly triggered. Better spending an entire day in a steel factory without wearing earplugs than listening to this crap. I don't see any sign of intelligence in this band.

I don't find them especially extreme, rather they portray the impression of extremity without actually being so by using speed and tone as well as industrial effects, that's where the intelligence lays. Even at the height of the their, shall we say, brutality, there are few, if any, songs that don't exhibit some form of breakdown and underlying melody which I find makes them quite listenable. A bit like how most people consider Benighted to be brutal death metal when they aren't.

And it's not triggered, it's a drum machine but it's funny you mentioned triggers as that Nightbringer album you like is easily one of, if not the most, overly triggered album I've ever heard which is why I found it annoyingly repetitive (amongst a bunch of other reasons).

They reached their peak with The Codex Necro: great songs some of which are quite catchy, plenty of industrialised nuances and a general nasty and vile attitude. There's really very little extreme about them post TCN. I don't really bother with their new stuff, even though it's all very good.

Actually as spirit_inblack says people should check out De Magia Veterum; perhaps even more breathless and relentless than this band. Brilliant stuff.
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  13.09.2010 at 01:52
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.09.2010 at 19:15

Written by RavenKing on 12.09.2010 at 19:02

Looks like lots of people enjoy this band. To be honest, I don't understand how people can like Anaal Nathrakh. As much as I'm a fan of Black Metal and like my metal extreme, I see this band as no more than fucking senseless noise without any kind of structure, and highly triggered. Better spending an entire day in a steel factory without wearing earplugs than listening to this crap. I don't see any sign of intelligence in this band.

I don't find them especially extreme, rather they portray the impression of extremity without actually being so by using speed and tone as well as industrial effects, that's where the intelligence lays. Even at the height of the their, shall we say, brutality, there are few, if any, songs that don't exhibit some form of breakdown and underlying melody which I find makes them quite listenable. A bit like how most people consider Benighted to be brutal death metal when they aren't.

And it's not triggered, it's a drum machine but it's funny you mentioned triggers as that Nightbringer album you like is easily one of, if not the most, overly triggered album I've ever heard which is why I found it annoyingly repetitive (amongst a bunch of other reasons).

They reached their peak with The Codex Necro: great songs some of which are quite catchy, plenty of industrialised nuances and a general nasty and vile attitude. There's really very little extreme about them post TCN. I don't really bother with their new stuff, even though it's all very good.

Actually as spirit_inblack says people should check out De Magia Veterum; perhaps even more breathless and relentless than this band. Brilliant stuff.


I've always wondered (and sorry to be ignorant), how does one differentiate between a real drummer and a drum machine? I hear bands like Darkspace and Misanthropic Art uses drum machine, but they really are good. And also Blut Aus Nord's Memoria Vetusta II album (although not entirely sure about that one).
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  13.09.2010 at 01:59
Written by The Turbanator on 13.09.2010 at 01:52

I've always wondered (and sorry to be ignorant), how does one differentiate between a real drummer and a drum machine? I hear bands like Darkspace and Misanthropic Art uses drum machine, but they really are good. And also Blut Aus Nord's Memoria Vetusta II album (although not entirely sure about that one).

Honestly, I don't think there is always a way. People like to pretend that some bands sound bad because the drums sound unnatural but in reality they often only know the drums are programmed because they read up on it first and like to make a big thing about it. Sometimes drums can be inhumanly fast (like Anaal Nathrakh) or overly simplistic and may indicate poorly programmed drums but actual drummers can sound just as bad, or too perfect, if they're altered in post-production, and I'm guessing they often are these days. I think Blut Aus Nord's drums are fantastic and very natural sounding. Fairly sure BaN have never had a real drummer. I hope they never do. Though I'd say The Mystical Beast of Rebellion is an example of bad drum programming.
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  13.09.2010 at 02:07
You can spot it's not a real drummer when it sounds too electronic (see Limbonic Art for example) sometimes. But, nowadays, programmed drums sound so well sometimes, so much like real drums, that you can't guess they are programmed (Nightbringer is a good example).

As for Anaal Nathrakh, I knew it was a drum machine. I have a bad habit of saying "drums sound triggered" as soon as they sound electronic to me, making no distinction between triggered drums and a drum machine. And they sound like shit, if you ask me. Cymbals sound like crap, hi-hats are too loud, the drums sound very thin with the snare buried in the mix. The drums are just a fucking chaotic mess with absolutely no depth in their sound.
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  13.09.2010 at 11:20
Written by RavenKing on 13.09.2010 at 02:07

As for Anaal Nathrakh, I knew it was a drum machine. I have a bad habit of saying "drums sound triggered" as soon as they sound electronic to me, making no distinction between triggered drums and a drum machine. And they sound like shit, if you ask me. Cymbals sound like crap, hi-hats are too loud, the drums sound very thin with the snare buried in the mix. The drums are just a fucking chaotic mess with absolutely no depth in their sound.


Have you heard Godflesh? They have one of the most artificial-sounding drummachiens I've ever heard. You have to be quite retarded to think that they had a real drummer doing that stuff. Then again it sounds amazing because it goes along with their style being opressive industrial.

As for Anaal Nathrakh.... I like them and I never maked a fuzz about the drums, I just like the chaotic atmosphere.
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Ozman
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  13.09.2010 at 14:56
Anaal Nathrakh had a drummer of flesh and blood when I last saw them live. And yes the drums were triggered (like the case with 90% of all metal bands nowadays) but with the music AN plays it does fit.
As for them being extreme. Like Joee said after TNC they aren't that extreme at all. i for one hear loads of melody in their songs, which to me are quite memorable.
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  13.09.2010 at 15:23
I stopped following this band after Total Fucking Necro. It was quite fucking extreme I admit. Has the band become more accessible since then?
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  13.09.2010 at 15:29
Written by Daniell on 13.09.2010 at 15:23

I stopped following this band after Total Fucking Necro. It was quite fucking extreme I admit. Has the band become more accessible since then?


I don't really recall In The Constellation of the Black Widow as very accessible, but why is it a problem to you?
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  13.09.2010 at 15:38
It's not a problem per se. There is no music that is too extreme for me. I just happen to think that intensifying musical content as much as possible doesn't necessarily do that music a favour. By the way this is exactly why I dislike most of brutal death metal bands - they cram too much into their songs, making them sound like a display of a million disjointed sounds and chords instead of a proper song.
Anaal Nathrakh aren't so complicated, but the amount of abrasive aggression they include in their music makes listening to it quite an ordeal at times.
I've just listened to "Pandemonic Hyperblast". If there is a song title that perfectly depicts the music, it's that one
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  13.09.2010 at 17:05
Written by Daniell on 13.09.2010 at 15:38

It's not a problem per se. There is no music that is too extreme for me. I just happen to think that intensifying musical content as much as possible doesn't necessarily do that music a favour. By the way this is exactly why I dislike most of brutal death metal bands - they cram too much into their songs, making them sound like a display of a million disjointed sounds and chords instead of a proper song.
Anaal Nathrakh aren't so complicated, but the amount of abrasive aggression they include in their music makes listening to it quite an ordeal at times.
I've just listened to "Pandemonic Hyperblast". If there is a song title that perfectly depicts the music, it's that one


Check out Dead Raven Choir. You might love it.
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  13.09.2010 at 17:47
Out of 23 CD's and EP's, about 20 have "wolves" in the title? that guy is weird....

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=23513
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  13.09.2010 at 17:57
Written by Daniell on 13.09.2010 at 17:47

Out of 23 CD's and EP's, about 20 have "wolves" in the title? that guy is weird....

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=23513


Haha I was kidding. Don't listen to it. You can try, but your ears will bleed. Too noisy.
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  13.09.2010 at 18:03
I wonder if the Dead Raven Choir will ever perform in the Dead Reptile Shrine.
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  13.09.2010 at 18:40
In All Poems There Are Wolves, Dwelling In A Winter Goat Towards Northern Wolves, Lesbian Corpse Wolves, Death To Dead Wolves... yep, that guy definitely is weird.

@daniell_p: they've included some more melodies later on and also occasional clean vocals. Up to "Hell Is Empty" this kinda annoyed me because I didn't feel it goes well with their brutal side. Their newest album however is in my opinion the perfect alloy of their relentless brutality and their melodic, at times even epic side.

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  13.09.2010 at 19:29
Haha, that's domesticated Anaal Nathrakh. Catchy riff, clean chorus. And it's not even too extreme now. Kind of sped up melodeath.

They do have a talent for great song titles, i'll give them that:
Human. All Too Fucking Human
Between Shit And Piss We Are Born
Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here
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  13.09.2010 at 22:25
Written by Promonex on 12.09.2010 at 16:50

I've seen them before and they were mediocre. But that was at a festival, so it's not really comparable to a club show.


I have seen them before and they where not good. And it was in a club.
But...that was several years ago, I didn't know them well and they didn't sound like I imagined.
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  23.09.2010 at 06:55
Fucking awesome!

My favorite Grindcore band so far!
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  26.09.2010 at 22:24
They sound elementarily hooliganish
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  28.09.2010 at 07:43
What is all this madness about AN not being extreme?! As far as I'm concerned, they are the epitome of extremity.
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  28.09.2010 at 14:58
Written by Koen Smits on 13.09.2010 at 22:25

Written by Promonex on 12.09.2010 at 16:50

I've seen them before and they were mediocre. But that was at a festival, so it's not really comparable to a club show.


I have seen them before and they where not good. And it was in a club.
But...that was several years ago, I didn't know them well and they didn't sound like I imagined.


That must have been the NO Mercy festival most probably, because they have never done a club tour apparently. Just played at festivals.
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