About the composer
Anorexia Nervosa is a French pop group, playing a kind of music that is described as “Black metal”. As – understandably – I am not really acquainted with this kind of music, I will repeat what a fan thought of it: “I replayed the entire thing, still in a daze at what my ears where being assaulted with! Hyper speed, plenty of aggression, huge orchestrations and keys, fat guitars, one of the most raw voices in black metal I have ever heard, are all being thrown at you in one of the most intense releases in black metal to date. Granted that this style has been done a million times before, its never been done this well. The production of the album is also a point winner for this disc, with one of the fattest, thickly produced sounds. Its all good! Its an album that has set new standards in this genre, and I think they’ll take a while to be met.”
So, a wall of sound, predominantly built on guitars played like a machine gun, with nihilistic texts that focus on death and hate. Still, even here some music and melody can be found, for instance, under the title Hail Tyranny we hear the well-known Prelude of Serge Rachmaninov.
About the Stabat Mater
Singer, guitars, percussion, keyboards and backing vocals
The piece opens with a long, dark sound, then a short choral, after which the avalanche of sound begins, inter punctuated by short moments of peace and recognizable singing.
The text of the song is a mixture of mainly English, with some French, interspaced by the first line of the Stabat Mater poem, mixed with two lines of the very old hymn "Vexillis regis prodeunt", like this:
No Colorbar, as the song has no resemblance to classical Stabat Mater compositions
Information about the recording
|CD:||Osmose Productions OPCD 125: Anorexia Nervosa Nihilistic Orchestra- New + Obscurantis + Order A brand new bible for the XXIst century youth|
Recorded at a studio in Nantes, France, September 2001. I bought this CD on the Internet, Amazon.com, 2003
Stefan Bayle, lead & rythm guitars