Horrendous - Anareta LP (Black vinyl)
Horrendous started out as a fairly traditional riff-after-riff death metal band, chugging away and howling at the morbid night with tales of gruesome occult horror on their debut The Chills. It wasn't a great album, and in fact sounded like the band was already bored with their genre-specific constraints. When Ecdysis, a veritable genre-bending work full of more traditional/power metal-based riffing combined with the darker extreme metal atmosphere, came out, it was obvious they wanted to do different things. Now we have Anareta, their third full length in only a few years, and it's excellent, a true masterpiece of the genre.