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Album: Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum

October 24th, 2014

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Anaal Nathrakh
Desideratum
Metal Blade
27 October 2014

by Rob McAuslan

How, if you’re Anaal Nathrakh, do you develop your sound even further into the realms of the ridiculously extreme? It’d be fair to say that in their pretty rarefied stratum, Nathrakh are already top dog – black-grind-industrial-death metal isn’t the largest of fields to be playing in, after all – but not content with this status, these Midlands misanthropes attempt to push harder and harder with each release.

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Album: Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas

October 19th, 2012

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Anaal Nathrakh
Vanitas
Candlelight Records
15 October 2012

by Tom Dare

With a (completely deserved) reputation for being one of the planet’s most scathing and nihilistic bands, grinding black metallers Anaal Nathrakh have subtly shifted moods for album number seven. While not standing still is always to be praised, the resulting album Vanitas has ended up sounding slightly at odds with itself. [Read more →]

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Anaal Nathrakh @ Sophie Lancaster Stage – 12 August 2012

August 15th, 2012

Anaal Nathrakh at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Jenn McCambridge Thrash Hits

And here it is – our final gallery from Bloodstock Open Air 2012. This year that honour goes to the almighty Anaal Nathrakh – we’ll be publishing a killer interview with Dave Hunt (aka V.I.T.R.I.O.L.) from the band in the very near future, but right now, just go gorge yourselves on Jenn McCambridge’s photos.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Benediction @ Ronnie James Dio Stage – 11 August 2012

August 13th, 2012

Benediction at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

If playing Bloodstock Open Air on crutches wasn’t an impressive enough feat all on its own, Dave Hunt went one better. He didn’t just play one set on crutches at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, but two – the first of which being fronting Benediction opening the main stage on Saturday morning. We’d have to wait till Sunday night before he returned with Anaal Nathrakh….

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20 Years Of Black Metal Evolution – Part #1

February 27th, 2012

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With Sunday just past marking the 20th anniversary of the release of Darkthrone’s A Blaze In The Northern Sky (and therefore being pretty much the closest thing to a birthday that black metal can claim to have), over the coming week we’re letting Tom Dare off the leash to run his mouth about one of metal’s most controversial off-shoots. But instead of rehashing the same-old same-old tales from the genre’s torrid history, we thought we’d get him to look at how the genre’s evolved since those first, frosty releases two decades ago. Take it away, Mr. Dare…

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Album: Anaal Nathrakh – Passion

April 11th, 2011

Anaal Nathrakh
Passion
Candlelight Records
23 May 2011

by Tom Dare

The time will inevitably come when Anaal Nathrakh can no longer make an album more despicable, more scathing, more putrid and generally less pleasant than the last. Apparently In The Constellation Of The Black Widow was not that album, as Passion is yet more ear-flaying than before. Although at first you could easily be forgiven for thinking this isn’t the case.
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