ANAAL NATHRAKH — The Codex Necro (review)

ANAAL NATHRAKH — The Codex Necro album cover Album · 2001 · Black Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
Warthur
To my ears the Codex Necro at first sounded like a fairly straight ahead black metal album, and for much of its running time that's exactly what it is, but it pays off attentive listening well. Anaal Nathrakh's core duo consist of talented multi-instrumentalist Irrumator and impassioned screaming frontman VITRIOL, and what's clear from a listen to this is that whilst this is a consciously black metal-oriented album, the pair were also paying close attention to what was going on in grindcore and the more industrial-influenced side of metal at the time.

With these influences creeping in around the edges like rust corroding the seal on a drum of toxic waste, Anaal Nathrakh are able to invest their black metal attack with a set of textures that previously hadn't been heard much in a black metal context, but in retrospect really helped establish the tone they were going for. The band show a particular knack for getting the most out of the studio without their work appearing overly sanitised as a result of that, and on the whole the debut sets a strong foundation for an auspicious career to come.
Share this review

Review Comments

Post a public comment below | Send private message to the reviewer
Please login to post a shout
UMUR wrote:
28 days ago
Great and and quite extreme album this one.

Review Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Dirt Alternative Metal
ALICE IN CHAINS
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

This Time Heavy Metal
ROCK GODDESS
Buy this album from MMA partners
We Are Bury Your Dead Metalcore
BURY YOUR DEAD
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Nothing Nu Metal
KORN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Celestial Heavy Metal
HALFORD
Buy this album from MMA partners
Guided Metalcore
CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Confessions Of A Traitor - Twelve (Official Video)
CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR
Bosh66· 7 hours ago
Confessions Of A Traitor - Ocean Air (Official Video)
CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR
Bosh66· 7 hours ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online