ANKST – Dystopia

06 Jun

One thing’s for sure:  ANKST had a great time in the studio recording the 10 tracks of this album and they managed to make it obvious to their listeners.
Formed in South Africa during 2006, they soon released their EP “We Become Gods”.  Two years later they opened for several international acts, including:  Carcass, Sheep on Drugs, and VNV Nation.
After several line-up changes, ANKST released their debut album titled “Dystopia” worldwide.
Raymond Ross (Vocals), Dave Van Tonde (Keyboards) Malcolm Silver (Bass) and Johan Prinsloo (Guitars) bridge old-school Goth with the modern electronic side, thereby creating a very interesting combination.  There are also some surprises, such as Midnight Configuration’s leader Trevor Bamford appearing as guest singer on the “Apocalypse Song”,  a cover version of the A-Ha song “Manhattan Skyline”.
My favorite song is the one titled “Of Little Consequence”.  I think it has everything a band needs to make people get mad on the dance floor.
In general “Dystopia” is a very good debut album and holds a little something for every fan of the Gothic genre.  You should certainly give it a try.
I will close with my favorite lyrics of the album: “I’ll dig two graves for the good of my health / one for you fucker / and one for myself”. [“Dig Two Graves“]
Get in touch with the band HERE

1 Comment

Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Goth, etc.


One response to “ANKST – Dystopia

  1. panole8riambos

    June 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Mea Culpa…This is not the debut of the band. ANKST previously released the album “Monument” and also “Documents” the Remix album

    I’d like to thank Peter for pointing out this error of mine.

    Looks like I have lots more listening to do 🙂


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