Anaal Nathrakh - Eschaton review

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Band: Anaal Nathrakh
Album: Eschaton
Release date: October 2006

01. Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes
02. Between Shit And Piss We Are Born
03. Timewave Zero
04. The Destroying Angel
05. Waiting For The Barbarians
06. The Yellow King
07. When The Lion Devours Both Dragon And Child
08. The Necrogeddon
09. Regression To The Mean [feat. Attila Csihar]

After their extreme debut album, The Codex Necro, Anaal Nathrakh followed a more melodic path with Domine Non Es Dignus. Many people believe that with their third album (Eschaton) the band made no progress at all; "it's just a safe album" they say and no one can blame them. They changed almost nothing. The production is the same, the musical direction of the band is also the same. There's only one thing they've changed: the Songwriting. Forget how much you liked Domine Non Es Dignus because Eschaton is even better!

So, this album's components are similar to its forerunner's. The production has been worked with the same formula as on Domine Non Es Dignus (maybe it is a bit cleaner this time). As for the lyrics, once again the band hasn't published them. Even the way the band writes their songs hasn't changed dramatically (maybe the classic Verse-Chorus formula is more frequently used), though the music written for this album is very good. There is a variety of songs and there are moments that will make you want to listen to Eschaton non-stop. "Between Shit And Piss We Are Born" is the best example (and probably the best song of the album); it has a great catchy, brutal verse, an awesome melodic chorus (this song may remind you of "Do Not Speak") and an ultra-amazing solo in the end of the song. "Timewave Zero" and "When The Lion Devours Both Dragon And Child" are also two great songs with the first one being on the "Brutal side of life" and the second on the melodic. The last song of Eschaton, "Regression To The Mean," features the legendary vocalist of Mayhem, Attila Csihar. This song differs a lot from all the others, sounding more like an instrumental song, including also some lyrics and it sounds a bit like a dissonance in the album.

In conclusion, Eschaton is a great release from Anaal Nathrakh that will leave most of their fans satisfied. It is a nice combination of black, death and grindcore and it is suggested to all those who like these styles…

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 9

Written by Deadmeat | 28.03.2011


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Comments: 2   Visited by: 77 users
28.03.2011 - 12:11
I've been listening to this one quite a bit recently and I would have to say that the review is pretty much spot on.....very good album!
01.04.2011 - 00:47
Album has 5 years old and it is first review damnn... :]

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