Anatomy Of Life, from the Finnish melodic death metal group Noumena, is unreal—a gem tucked away into the vastness of chaos. There are heavy riffs, soothing melodies, and best of all, a haunting allure that is indescribable. The combining force of the three different vocalists (guttural, male clean, female clean)—blending and dispersing—is like a hurricane of splendid sound, resounding powerfully and purely into ears of a chosen few. The simple yet stunning guitar work tells relic stories that hang in the boundaries of distant realms, opening the mind to see places never known. Every song speaks its peace, but those metal lovers that fail to listen will never rest in peace.
Become one of the few and pick up this album; it must be listened to. I cannot, literally, speak more highly of a band and its music. I listen to Soilwork, In Flames, Scar Symmetry, Mercenary, Kalmah, Darkane, Dark Tranquility, Opeth, Children of Bodom (and more), and yet this band and this album still blazes above them all, cutting to the top of my metal priorities with uncanny resolve. This album is one of my favorite metal albums (of all genres). Do not take what I say lightly.