New music video by Anaal Nathrakh for their new release “Obscene As Cancer” shows a thought-provoking, twisted scene. Obviously it’s about war and shows a bit of carnage as everyone that’s surrounding the main character is dying. I don’t recommend anyone with war PTSD to watch this. But for the rest of us, it’s still pretty disturbing. When you watch the video you too get the same sense of fear and hope. I can’t help but to tie this video in with the “Make Art Not War” slogan that was started years ago… but we haven’t learned. I noticed the guns used in the video were old, and yet everything else would be the same when comparing old history to more recent history. I’m pretty sure Anaal Nathrakh didn’t name the song or make the video the way they did by mistake. Same goes for their new album ‘A New Kind of Horror’ (which comes out September 28th!).
When writing about A New Kind Of Horror in the record’s liner notes, Anaal Nathrakh vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: “This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it.”
“There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for ‘A New Kind of Horror‘ we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”
A New Kind of Horror track-listing
1. The Road To…
2. Obscene as Cancer
3. The Reek of Fear
5. New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures
6. The Apocalypse Is About You!
7. Vi Coactus
8. Mother of Satan
9. The Horrid Strife
10. Are We Fit for Glory Yet? (The War to End Nothing)