Sunday 29th January 2023,
The Black Planet

ANAAL NATHRAKH – The Whole of the Law

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The word extreme has a new dimension when we are listening to a band like Anaal Nathrakh, and they make the listener feel that like never before, in their new noisy exercise “The Whole of the Law”. Described by the band as “a sandblasting assault similar to the experience of a demented ocular surgeon operating on one’s head while riding a rollercoaster through hell”.

This destruction opus opens with the fantastic chorus of “Depravity Favours the Bold”, the record blasts fantastic apocalyptic moments like “Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion”, “We Will Fucking Kill You”, “…So We Can Die Happy”, “In Flagrante Delicto”, and “And You Will Beg for Our Secrets”, that will make even the most death metal and grind fanatic, bleed from their ears.

Anaal Nathrakh’s nem album presents to us a perfect fusion in between the two worlds with a symphonic melody underneath the songs, never letting the sick side of the band aside, which is elevated in the song “Extravaganza!”. The duo Mick Kenney and Dave Hunt gave to us a well-produced album, full of stunning loud riffs, a blasting drum work, and vortex sucking moments that will make the listener feel in the most strange and aggressive of worlds.

The record shows a matured band that offers more than meets the eye when it comes to alternative extreme music, and the fans of them will definitely appreciate that, as some others might dig this album, and they should. The record ends with two brilliant covers of Iron Maiden “Powerslave”, and The Specials “Man C&A”.

7/10

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