Manic Impressions is the third studio album by the American thrash/progressive metal band Anacrusis. Manic Impressions was remastered and reissued in 1999. Paint a Picture" (Kenn Nardi) – 5:58. I Love the World" (Robert Heaton, Justin Sullivan) – 4:49 (New Model Army cover). Something Real" (Nardi) – 5:59. Dream Again" (Nardi, John Emery) – 3:20. Explained Away" (Nardi, Emery, Kevin Heidbreder) – 6:01. Still Black" (Nardi, Heidbreder) – 6:08. What You Became" (Nardi) – 5:10.
Anacrusis (2). Manic Impressions (Cass, Album, Unofficial). referencing Manic Impressions, LP, Album, ZORRO 23. While I personally find it a stretch to consider this "Prog" it definitely contains some interesting ideas and varying tempos than may usually be found in Thrash metal. The vocalist goes from sounding like the guy in Killing Joke to a scratchy, high pitched screech not far from what I'd imagine a cat caught in a blender might sound like.
Yet these compositions tend to cohere extremely well with few distinguishable 'sections' per se, more of an ebb and flow of light and darkness (or, more aptly, grey and black). No Anacrusis album sounds the same. They were always changing and moving forward. This surely hurt their potential for popularity, but they were true artists and the metal world is lacking since their departure.
Anacrusis Manic Impressions. ARTIST: Anacrusis ALBUM: Manic Impressions RELEASE DATE: 05/01/1991. 01. Paint A Picture 02. I Love The World 03. Something Real 04. Dream Again 05. Explained Away 06. Still Black 07.
Manic Impressions is a significant step forward from Anacrusis' first two albums, tightening and focusing the songwriting and honing their instrumental work to a razor-sharp edge. That alone would be enough to make them stand out in the progressive metal subgenre - often criticized for the same excesses as '70s progressive rock, substituting technical flash and aimless "extended" structures for substance and songcraft - but what's even more impressive is the emotional depth of the album
This album has an average beat per minute of 125 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 96/176 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Manic Impressions. BPM Profile Manic Impressions. Album starts at 129BPM, ends at 128BPM (-1), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Anacrusis.
Manic Impressions (1991) by Anacrusis. Labels: Metal Blade Records. Genres: Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal Members: Kenn Nardi, Kevin Heidbreder, John Emery, Chad Smith.
|A1||Paint A Picture||5:58|
|A2||I Love The World||4:49|
|B2||What You Became||5:09|
|B5||Far Too Long||5:50|
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|ZORRO 23||Anacrusis||Manic Impressions (LP, Album)||Metal Blade Records||ZORRO 23||UK||1991|
|3984-14266-2||Anacrusis||Manic Impressions (CD, Album, RE)||Metal Blade Records||3984-14266-2||Germany||1999|
|9 266164 CR||Anacrusis||Manic Impressions (Cass)||Metal Blade Records||9 266164 CR||Canada||1991|