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Anacrusis is an innovative progressive thrash metal band hailing from the United States. They have released four full length studio albums. With the releases "Manic Impressions" and "Screams and Whispers" the band stepped out from the classic thrash genre unto sophisticated metal combining complex arrangements and unconventional dynamics borrowed from prog rock and even new wave.Read More...
They haven't had as much success as some major thrash bands have, but they have toured with Megadeth and have a devoted fan base.
Formed way back in the 80s by lead vocalist and guitarist Kenn Nardi, Anacrusis combined classical thrash metal with diverse progressive components, shifting time signatures, a strong melody sense and killer riffs. Focused on a combination of listenability and high grade technicality, their most popular album, "Manic Impressions" (1991), was far ahead of its time (with a spectacular cover version of New Model Army's "I Love The World"). However, with metal in a temporary decline and long-time drummer Chad Smith leaving due to financial difficulties, the band was never able to gain the commercial success that it deserved. In spite of this, they remain a true underground tip for lovers of more complex, yet heavy metal.
All four of their albums can be downloaded for free at their site.
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- LyricsLie to me honestly
I hear, but still, I don't see
Just where the actions meet the words
You just sound the alarm
Racing pulse and boiling blood
- LyricsCreases in the depths of our existence
Without which, there can be no substance
These rifts and folds within our lives
Each day, a new disruption arrives
Our sense of will, which path to take?
- Present Tense - 16,044 plays
- Imprisoned - 13,918 plays
- LyricsNo talk of the future
So far from forever, approaching tomorrow
But hoping for never
Cursed, we are cursed
Condemned to die from our birth
- Release - 15,332 plays
- Division - 13,104 plays
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- I Love The World - 15,402 plays
- Tools Of Separation - 12,195 plays