Anorexia Nervosa - _Sodomizing the Archedangel_
(Osmose, 1999)
by: Pedro Azevedo (8 out of 10)
Quite a change in direction for a band that used to combine death metal, industrial and dark ambient elements. This MCD, follow-up to _Exile_ [CoC #26], consists of keyboard-based symphonic black metal that tends to remind me somewhat of Hecate Enthroned; and regardless of whether Anorexia Nervosa are jumping on a bandwagon or not, they are quite good at this style (better than most of what Hecate Enthroned have done). They were able to add their own unique touch to the music, giving it a sharp and bombastic sound and keeping it very dynamic and effective. I have no idea whether this MCD is a reasonably accurate indication of what Anorexia Nervosa will be doing in the near future, since they have already proven to be quite unpredictable, but _Sodomizing the Archedangel_ regardlessly stands as an interesting collection of material which, despite certain similarities to very well-known bands, contains enough good elements of its own to avoid becoming a more or less irrelevant release like it could otherwise have been.

(article published 12/10/1999)


ALBUMS
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