THRASH METAL PERFECTION!!!!!!!! OUT OF PRINT..TIS A CRIME!!!
INFESTER | Not Germany circa 1930's! | 10/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"ANOTHER BLOODY OUT OF PRINT METAL ALBUM REVIEWED BY YOUR's TRUELEY!!!
Dont worry though..this whole thing can be DOWNLOADED IN MP3's for FREE!! OFFICIALY!! off the band's own webstie!! just googe search ANARCUSIS and you shall find!!
This is really the only ALBUM you need to hear by ANACRUSIS..unless you SUCK!! the other album's are decent at best..but this one is GREAT!!! THEIR CROWN!!
Every song here is total THRASH goodness!!! some of the lyrics are next to RETARDED and some are GREAT but they dont interfeer with the MUSIC.. and thank fukk!!
VERY UNIQUE!!!!! YOU WILLNEVER HEAR ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN!!! the VOKILL's are the most CRAZY! Ken..goes from normal singing ..to high pitched singing..to SCREAM's..in a matter of second's..its like he has ADD or something!! GOTTA LOVE THE GUITAR SOLO's as well..very EPIC FEELING!!! THEY FIT THE SONG's SO WELL!!! PERFECTION!!!
ONE OF THE MOST OVERLOOKED THRASH METAL ABUMS EVER!!!! IT's up there with HEATHEN..and BLOOD FEAST..and a million other's in FORGOTTEN THRASH DOM!!!"
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 04/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Progression and technical proficiency have long been an important part of extreme music, but you usually tend to find those elements in death metal bands like Cynic, Atheist, Believer, and of course Death. For whatever reason, I just never look to thrash bands to find progressive music. Anacrusis was, without a doubt, a thrash metal band. They were also, without a doubt, an extremely technical and progressive band. Anacrusis was years ahead of their time. They took the straightforward thrash sound and fused it with plenty of musical and vocal experimentalism, creating a complex and engaging variation of thrash metal that set them apart from the rest of the pack. Much of the credit for this goes to singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer Ken Nardi.
Released in 1988, Suffering Hour was the band's debut album. This is much more of a straightforward thrash metal album than the band's later efforts, but you can definitely tell that there was more to Anacrusis's sound. Suffering Hour is a very raw, very aggressive album that still maintained a high level of technicality. The lyrics are almost juvenile in their violence (see "Butcher's Block" and "Annihilation Complete (Disemboweled)", but that was fairly common in metal at the time. The only real drawback here is the sound quality, which is quite poor. The version of Suffering Hour on CD isn't an official release, and the audio is demo quality at best. Hopefully someone will get around to (officially) remastering and reissuing this album one day.
I highly recommend Anacrusis to all thrash and/or progressive metal fans. If you're into old school bands like Testament, (old) Metallica, Watchtower, Cynic, Atheist, Believer, Sanctuary, and Death, or even newer bands like Mercenary and Nevermore, you should definitely check out Anacrusis. You're probably better off starting with Screams and Whispers and working your way back to Suffering Hour, as this album isn't the best introduction to the band.