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Anorexia Nervosa
New Obscurantis Order
Type: CD
Company: Osmose Productions
Release: 2001
Genre: Black
Reviewer: Nate Turpin
Published: 2/18/2003
All in all, this album is very solid and brutal
Anorexia Nervosa - New Obscurantis Order - reviewed by: SoulDestroyer

Track Listing
1. Mother Anorexia
2. Chatiment De La Rose
3. Black Death, Nonetheless
4. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
5. Le Portail De La Vierge
6. The Altar Of Holocausts
7. Hail Tyranny
8. Ordo Ab Chao: The Scarlet Communion
9. Solitude (Candlemass cover)
10. Metal Meltdown
Ok, Black metal is a dying race of metal, just like death metal was in the mid and late 90's. I see so many bands for black metal come and go. I've heard so much about Anorexia, I thought I would at least give them a listen. I picked up Drudenhaus a couple of weeks ago and haven't really listened to it, but after reading reviews for this one, I started listening to it. I really like this album. Its not the usually screeching vocals as in so much black metal. It does have the symphonic feel, but I feel as if its a good use of the synths. Chatiment De La Rose is a very strong song, but it also has gothic overtones, but what black metal band doesn't? All in all, this album is very solid and brutal. Plus if you get a chance check out the Bonus track at the end of the album: Solitude. One of the best on the album.

Rating 7 out of 10 --SoulDestroyer 2.18.03
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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New Obscurantis OrderAnorexia Nervosa
2001
Nate Turpin2/18/2003


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