When they begin to play their songs, it’s unnecessary to say that hell descends on Earth. And what a magnificent way to describe hell, if this can be done at the sonorous ambivalence of Anaal Nathrakh. Their remarkably peculiar style – which can be exceedingly difficult to describe, and imperiously impossible to categorize, partly because their sound departs from a complex fusion of black and death metal, grindcore and industrial music – is a great conspicuous damnation, forged at the height of the most marvelous, descending and groundbreaking creativity that we could possibly find on the scene, with a sonorous intricacy that perfectly challenges the balance between brutality and harmony.
Their furious music has remarkable elements that summarize together an excessively detailed and gloriously made fusion between brutal heaviness and ascendant poetic melodies, counterbalancing different components into such an extent, that their music really acquires severe and straightforward nuances, that gives to their sound a very peculiar identity, that could be labeled as characteristic of their own.
And besides the music, lead singer Dave Hunt is such a character! A terrific host with great charisma, an astounding sense of leadership and a very powerful breath, he sings his lungs out, giving, with the rest of the band, a performance that deserves the best compliments ever! And all of this reminding you that Dave said at the beginning of the concert that one guitarist was missing! We could never notice that, because this performance was ostentatiously electrifying and amazing. So if you are into Anaal Nathrakh, you should never let this show pass by you unseen! And if you do not know who they are, but are willing to risk a chance, you should see this too. This is certainly a magnificent performance, that I personally consider one of the best that I have ever seen. A great reverberation of energy, concentrated, immolated and dispersed in an extraordinary set of songs, played by a deranged group of amazing and horrifically talented musicians. A remarkable top ten performance, beautifully done, beautifully executed!