United Kingdom's Anaal Nathrakh have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a mixture of black metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2020 album "Endarkenment" which will be released in October by Metal Blade Records.
A very heavy and brutal sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Vocals also bring in a mixture of high pitched black metal screams, angry shouts and clean singing.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the faster sections of the songs also add in the brutality of grindcore. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of clean playing and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them. Symphonic sounds can also be heard in some parts of the album along with one track also introducing guttural sounding death metal growls into the music, as the album progresses elements of prog metal can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover superstition and ignorance themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Anaal Nathrakh and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Endarkenement" "Beyond Words" "Singularity" and "Requeim". 8 out of 10.