Hi,Guys….I do not have the proper words to describe this masterpiece.I like to thanks these GUYS (Anacrusis) for the special moments that they gave us by recording their albums.I LOVE their music and i think Anacrusis is the BEST band of ‘TECHNO-THRASH’ all over the RockWorld.
This release is the first of a two part concept album series, part two will be released in 2004. Cover artwork by Derek Riggs (Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson and Gamma Ray). This is their first release in almost three years. Nuclear Blast. 2003.
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hello fellow rockers and thrashers. this album by far is one in a million. a heavy metal masterpiece, anacrusis has been with me for years, and i really recommend all the albums. lest not forget manic impressions
Progression and technical proficiency have long been an important part of extreme music, but you usually tend to find those elements in death metal bands like Cynic, Atheist, Alchemist, and of course Death. In the thrash metal arena, Anacrusis was the most innovative band in terms of taking the straightforward thrash sound and fusing it with technical virtuosity and musical/vocal experimentalism, creating a complex and engaging variation of thrash metal that set them apart from the rest of the genre’s mainstays.
Released in 1993, Screams and Whispers was the band’s fourth and final album. It’s also their crowning achievement. Anacrusis managed to combine the intricate riffwork, innovative bass lines, and otherworldly vocals that worked so well on Manic Impressions and add a sense of power and emotion that the previous album was lacking. If there’s a thrash album on par with Cynic’s legendary Focus album, this is it. Gloriously technical, yet emotional and sinister in a cold and clinical, walking down empty hospital corridors at night kind of way. It’s just an incredibly impressive technical metal album that more people should be aware of.
I highly recommend Anacrusis to all thrash and/or progressive metal fans. If you’re into old school bands like Testament, (old) Metallica, Watchtower, Cynic, Atheist, Believer, Alchemist and Death, or even newer bands like Spiral Architect, Mercenary and Nevermore, you should definitely check out Anacrusis, and Screams and Whispers is a good place to start.
Anacrusis probably hasn’t gotten the attention they deserve for their prominent role in the turn-of-the-decade technical speed/thrash/death movement (along with other bands like Mekong Delta, Believer, Cynic, Tourniquet, Atheist, etc.). “Screams and Whispers” is one of the catchiest of the technical metal albums out there; it lacks the grey uniformity of their prior works as well. Anacrusis’ vocals are as always interesting, alternating between a cool mid-range vocal and a high-pitched squeal. All in all, a fine way for them to end their career. It’s a shame, however, that they packed up shop: they might have done even better things had they continued.High 4 rating.
This band has never gotten the credit they deserve. This album is no different. One of the best technical-progressive-thrash outfits ever, Anacrusis certainly set standards with their music. Screams and Whispers ranks among the best metal albums of the nineties. This album had a fantastic blend of great musicianship,melody, and aggressive attitude. A very intelligent edge is present as well. Without a doubt worthy of your hard earned cash, if you’re into metal of such high caliber. Enjoy!