Anthesis are a band from New Brunswick, Canada that plays a mixture of sludge, grindcore and noise rock and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Age Of Self" which will be released in June as a joint effort between Hibernation Release and Ancient Temple Recordings.
Aggressive screams, heavy riffs and drums start off the album along with some melodic riffing a few seconds alter which also takes the recording into more of a sludge direction along with some high pitched screams and deep growls and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
Elements of noise rock are a very huge part of this album and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and grindcore influences can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while you can also hear a great amount of doom metal and hardcore influences in the bands musical style and the music always remains very heavy.
Anthesis plays a musical style that takes sludge metal, grindcore and noise rock and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and angry themes.
In my opinion Anthesis are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, grindcore and noise rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Path To Enlightenment" "Empty Vessels" "Decay.Digust" and "The Following". 8 out of 10.