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Concrete symphonies drive the Pandemonium. - 100%

HowlingMoon666, March 7th, 2013

Anorexia Nervosa need no introduction - this is their last full-length album and it is for sure an impressive farewell. There are a lot of bands that release some good albums when they start their career, but they keep on regressing after that. Anorexia Nervosa was aging just like a fine wine. With every album they kept on making a lot of progress, proving they are indeed a great band.

I won't make this long. "Redemption Process" is like a wall of concrete that smashes into your face. A lot of symphonic black metal bands insert in their songs some tender passages, which is not the case of Anorexia Nervosa; every track on this album attacks fiercer and fiercer. This band is one of the most aggressive bands I've ever met, and this requires talent. What impresses me is their vocalist, Hreidmarr. Being a vocalist myself, I think Hreidmarr is not a human being. His range is incredible as well is the constant pressure of the pace of the music that doesn't leave him much to do than keep up. And he does it extremely well.

There are memorable songs on "Redemption Process" like "Worship Manifesto", ranging from raging orchestral arrangements to thunderous drumming and shattering screams delivered by Hreidmarr, to slower passages filled with recited lyrics in French, like he dark, fast marching in "Codex Veritas", a real "concrete wall" on this album, and last but not least, the masterpiece "Sacrament", a somehow little, slow-paced song.

The lyrics are based upon religion. In my opinion, they express the things that one needs to do in order to be delivered, of course seen as through the prism of godlessness and not necessarily Satanism. Every song presents one of this soul-saving actions.

"Redemption Process" is one of the greatest symphonic black metal albums ever released, and Anorexia Nervosa is a band that shall be missed so hard from the metal scene. For blazing orchestral arrangements, chaotic screams, and all in all, a "bleeding-ears" effect, give this album a listen. You will be surprised.