Anguish, with the haunting front album cover, and the name itself, evoke strong images, heavy images. As with any band that has such a strong image and presence through sleeve work, the question arises over whether the music matches the presentation.
The answer to that question is an emphatic yes. Songs such as Blessed Be The Beast, and the title track bring about elements of haunting Celtic Frost, whilst mixing with Candlemass, stringing together songs of such epic proportion they are going to cause a stir in every true headbanger’s ears. These songs, are songs that would make Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler proud.
A truly sterling effort. 8/10.