I don't know about you, but my day just got a little bit brighter, which is kind of ironic, seeing as this new song I'm about to share is very dark and bleak and angry. That's okay though, because those three adjectives add up to Britain's premiere black metal duo Anaal Nathrakh, a band that I'm not shy about sharing my undying love for, so you can imagine my excitement when the band unveiled a new track from their upcoming full length Passion earlier today. The song, called "Paragon Pariah", is just as Anaal Nathrakh-esque as anything else they've put out, so by that logic alone it's awesome, but it also has something else working in its favor. The band's last album, In the Constellation of the Black Widow, was absolutely brilliant, no doubt about it, but everything sounded very heavily layered, like everything was being played through a guitar amp with the gain turned up, so while it was inhumanly brutal, it just didn't sound natural. However, this is not the case this time around; the track sounds very clean and crisp, but no additional effects are thrown in this time, so it actually sounds like a band playing their instruments. Except that band happens to be Anaal Nathrakh, and as such are naturally inclined to write the most evil-sounding music our generation has ever heard. Seriously, I cannot compliment these guys enough, I often think of them as our generation's Slayer, at least in the sense of how evil and menacing they are in comparison to their peers (which, as we all know, by today's standards is a daunting task to say the least). Check out the link below to go to the Deciblog and listen to "Paragon Pariah" in its entirety.
Aaaaarrrgh I really want this album to come out right meow! Passion is set to hit stores in the US on May 23rd, be sure to mark it on your calendars, because if this song (as well as the last one) is any indication, this is probably going to be the next contender for our Best of the Year list. Leave your thoughts on the new song in the comments, and stay tuned for more later.