Anorexia Nervosa – Redemption Process

up_051605_anorexia-nervosaI was so under whelmed by this bands past efforts, I haven’t listened to the last album since it was reviewed. “Redemption Process” strikes me as a faceless creation in light of this bands obvious talent. If you were to combine Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, and hint of Naglfar, your basically soaking in the gothic overtones this form of more popular “black” influenced metal has to offer. I should also throw Ankercocke in to this circle of bands that Anorexia Nervosa models their overall delivery and 3 piece suit adorning band photos after. If I want goth, I’ll stick with Fields of the Nephilim or other like minded bands. For some reason, that musical characteristic has always struck me a sounding a little off/fruity when mixed with metal… more specifically, black metal. Take the dimensionless and relentless high pitch screaming ala Jens Ryden (Naglfar) and you have a close point of reference for the vocals on “Redemption Process”. I will say the compositions as a whole benefit from a booming production even though the synth lines do try to clutter up the final mix. The drum performance is quite an impressive precision-fest as are the acrobatic fret board runs that swirl in and out of the songs on this album. I guess I’m just totally burnt out on the fashionable and more in the spotlight side of what people call popular black metal these days. Anorexia Nervosa simply strike me as the reflection of their musical influences and honestly… do we really need more extreme musical flattery/filler in our lives? – Marty

~ by martyworm on January 2, 2009.

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