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the philosopher
5 stars Anacrusis is a late eighties trash metal band and one of the better ones. While the early trash metal giants (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax) kept on repeating one another, some of the later trash metal bands took the trash movement to an higher level. Voivod and Anacrusis brought some progressive elements into the trash metal area, whereby Voivod became famous because of their Captain Beefheartesque avant garde elements, Anacrusis took a different path. In the same line as Voivod, Anacrusis prevented endless repeating of riffs, what became an element of most trashers including Metallica. Anacrusis is a very dynamic band, which switches to -poplike- sangmelodies to anxiousness or agressiveness and sometimes they'll do it in one melodic line!

The bass playes an important role in Anacrusis, and plays more on the foreground than in most other trash metalbands. The effect is amore complex sound. The guitarriffs sounds sometimes a bit naieve, but I like this chaotic sound.

I'm quiet a fan of the sang of Kenn Nardi. He uses his voice in a lot of different styles. Sometimes he uses high screams, low growls, clean sanglines and the most fantastic element is that he changes his way so often. This constantly changing in singing/ shouting / growling effects in a very complex emotional musical element. Understanding it is like understanding a psychophrenic patient. This part of this music is one of the key elements why Anacrusis feels complex.

Another part of the complexity is the constantly changing of heaviness. As I allready sad, Anacrusis is a very dynamic band. It changes from slow riffs to fast riffs and from clean guitars to distortion in very small time periods. This completes the changing of vocalstyls.

Reason is a very entertaining record wich has in my opinions no real weak points, except it's cover. This record is one of the few trash metal record (if not the only) I can listen seven days a weak without getting bored about it. By having sad that I conclude that this is without doubt a masterpiece of trash metal. Because of it's technical highstanding qualities it wouldn't suit ill in a progressive metal collection.

the philosopher | 5/5 |


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