Anekdoten - Nucleus - New CD
Format: New CD Label: KScope Cat. No. Kscope657 Barcode: 802644765723 Released: 24/07/2020
Remastered in 2020. The 1995 second album from the Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten, following 1993s debut Vemod (a classic in the underground scene, blending the progressive attack and symphonic darkness of King Crimson with the sensibility and beauty of Nordic songwriting).
Nothing about the perhaps naive Vemod could have prepared the listener for the shocking verification that came with Nucleus. Over those two years, the quartets artistic voices had been brought to perfection, resulting in an album that simply cannot be compared to any other record. Its sheer power, originality, excessive cravings, mayhem, complexity, elegy, intelligent chord-and time-changes, variety and weird tonality mark the first point in history where Anekdoten present themselves as a unique entity. Nucleus is like a musical painting of The Beauty and the Beast. The mixture of brutal, dissonant riffs and fragile, extraordinary melody-lines is a work of genius. State-of-the-art rock does not get any better than this.