||The French quintet have once again had redemption!
Nervosa's brand new 2004 opus, Redemption Process, certainly meets
every single expectation that fans have longed for. The album consists
of 8 songs (digipak-version) with a total running time of just over
50 minutes. Bomblasting through relentless percussions, neo-classical
orchestrations, swiftly crafted bass & guitar arrangements, and
sickly vocal passages. Anorexia Nervosa have unveiled their finest,
most sophisticated output to date! The chaotic-obscurantis order begins
with a fueled maelstrom known as "The Shining", then "Antinferno"
delves forth a more melodic and epic feel as is shown with their new
hit-song "Sister September" (very catchy, but don't worry!)!
"Worship Manifesto" and "Codex-Veritas" continue
the splurge followed by the final two "original" songs on
the album. The last song is a cover version of French-band, Indochines'
"Les Tzars". The track I have marvelled the most is "Antinferno",
but "Codex-Veritas" is the most like "Ordo ab Chao-
the Scarlet Communion" from the last album (which I highly adore
also). Hell... the only thing comparable to this release is, I suppose,
the last album (New Obscurantis Order). The digipak version comes
in glossy-packaging with the regular CD booklet therein. The booklet
is very intricately detailed (like that of a Cradle of Filth album)
and the artwork is even more impressive. A fine establishment of orchestral
dark/black metal genious to say the least. If I were you... well,
I'm not you... so, I'll just keep listening to it & I suggest
you do the same!!!
Reviewed By: Thomas