Anaal Nathrakh are a band from the U.K that has been featured before in this zine with their music style being a mixture of fast, heavy and brutal black metal mixed with grindcore and this is a review of their 2012 album "Vanitas" which was released by Candlelight Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars, as for the samples which are only utilized briefly they bring in elements of dub step and experimental into the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that utilize a great amount of melody, death metal and grindcore influences being thrown into the riffing creating a hybrid of the three genres, while the lead guitars are very chaotic and melodic sounding extreme metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams, deep death/grind growls and clean singing, while the lyrics cover violent and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great album from Anaal Nathrakh and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Blood Dimmed-Tide" "Todos Somos Humanos" "Make Glory The Embrace Of Saturn" and "Of Fire And Fucking Pigs". RECOMMENDED BUY.