Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas – Review

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Vanitas (Candlelight Records)
release date: 11/6/2012
by Mike Delano

Superior black metal from the UK. Anaal Nathrakh mix in all sorts of extreme sounds into their attack, from grind to industrial, and unlike other bands that try to expand their sound and it ends up sounding forced and unnatural, these dudes do it with style. Dave Hunt’s (or V.I.T.R.I.O.L., as he’s known in AN) vocals truly earn the description “unhinged,” and the whole new album, Vanitas, is just so life-affirmingly extreme. Witness this terrible reality on “Of Fire, and Fucking Pigs.”