Origin: St. Louis, Missouri, USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal
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Anacrusis

Hailing from Missouri, Anacrusis was one of the best bands that attempted to blend thrash and progressive metal. The debug album (Suffering Hour) featured raw thrash, bordering on death metal, but by the time of their third album (Manic Impressions) the progressive elements had been brought to the fore, resulting in an intense and unique style -- both Impressions* and the fourth (*Screams And Whispers) were landmarks in the progressive thrash field, thanks to excellent songwriting and the unique vocal style of Kenn Nardi. The band unfortunately disbanded some time after that fourth album, with little information as to what future plans the ex-members may have had.

Current Members

Kenn Nardi

vocals/guitars

Kevin Heidbreder

guitars

John Emery

bass

Mike Owen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Chad Smith

drums

Paul Miles

drums



Discography


Suffering Hour  
1988
  1. Present Tense
  2. Imprisoned
  3. R.O.T. (Reign Of Terror)
  4. Butcher's Block
  5. A World To Gain
  6. Frigid Bitch
  7. Fighting Evil
  8. Twisted Cross
  9. Annihilation Complete/Disemboweled
  • Kenn Nardi
  • Kevin Heidbreder
  • John Emery
  • Mike Owen



Reason  
1989 Active
  1. Stop Me
  2. Terrified
  3. Not Forgotten
  4. Wrong
  5. Silent Crime
  6. Misshapen Intent
  7. Afraid to Feel
  8. Child Inside
  9. Vital
  10. Quick to Doubt
  11. Killing My Mind
  12. Injustice
  • Kenn Nardi
  • Kevin Heidbreder
  • John Emery
  • Mike Owen



Manic Impressions  
1991 Metal Blade
  1. Paint a Picture
  2. I Love the World
  3. Something Real
  4. Dream Again
  5. Explained Away
  6. Still Black
  7. What You Became
  8. Our Reunion
  9. Idle Hours
  10. Far Too Long
  • Kenn Nardi
  • Kevin Heidbreder
  • John Emery
  • Chad Smith
1991 Readers' Album #30





Screams And Whispers  
1993 Metal Blade
  1. Sound the Alarm
  2. Sense of Will
  3. Too Many Prophets
  4. Release
  5. Division
  6. Tools of Separation
  7. Grateful
  8. A Screaming Breath
  9. My Soul's Affliction
  10. Driven
  11. Brotherhood?
  12. Release(Remix
  • Kenn Nardi
  • Kevin Heidbreder
  • John Emery
  • Paul Miles
1993 Readers' Album #23





Annihilation Complete  COMPILATION
2009 StormSpell
  1. Disemboweled / Annihilation Complete
  2. Imprisoned
  3. Pendulum
  4. Fighting Evil
  5. R.O.T.
  6. Frigid Bitch
  7. Vulture's Prey
  8. Apocalypse
  9. Injustice
  10. Frigid Bitch
  11. Pendulum
  12. Imprisoned
  13. Fighting Evil
  14. R.O.T.
  15. Injustice
  16. Powerhouse
Consists of a CD with demo/rehearsal tracks (listed above) and a DVD compiling various live performa



Hindsight  
2011 Divebomb
  1. Present Tense
  2. Imprisoned
  3. R.O.T.
  4. Butcher's Block
  5. Apocalypse
  6. A World to Gain
  7. Frigid Bitch
  8. Fighting Evil
  9. Twisted Cross
  10. Annihilation Complete / Disemboweled
  11. Injustice
  12. Stop Me
  13. Terrified
  14. Not Forgotten
  15. Wrong
  16. Silent Crime
  17. Killing My Mind
  18. Misshapen Intent
  19. Afraid to Feel
  20. Child Inside
  21. Vital
  22. Quick to Doubt
  • Kenn Nardi
  • Kevin Heidbreder
  • John Emery
  • Mike Owen
2011 Readers' Album #98




Our Reunion  VIDEO
2011



Silver  COMPILATION
2012 self-released
  1. Sound the Alarm (Re-Mastered)
  2. Something Real (2011 Remix)
  3. Imprisoned (Hindsight version)
  4. Grateful (Re-Mastered)
  5. Still Black (2011 Remix)
  6. Stop Me (Hindsight version)
  7. Butcher's Block (Hindsight version)
  8. Paint a Picture (2011 Remix)
  9. I Love the World (2011 Remix)
  10. Release (Re-Mastered)
  11. Explained Away (2011 Remix)
  12. Fighting Evil (Hindsight version)
  13. Brotherhood? (Re-Mastered edited version)
  14. This Killer In My House




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