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JUDGEMENT

Anathema

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.18 | 523 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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3 stars Moving - Spiritual

Judgment is a continuation on the sound that Anathema had developed with Alternative 4. This album is much more somber and melancholic, and the songs all have an overall theme of loss. It is strung together somewhat like a concept album, but I wouldn't call it as such.

Pitless is my favorite track here, a mixture of somewhat of a rocker with some of the best vocal lines of the album. Most of this is not to far off from a more "depressing" Riverside in terms of composition and style. Songs like Make it Right remind me of Tool inspired leads, although I can't quite name the track right now.

There's no real "downer" tracks here, the exception being Judgement, which just doesn't fit and grows old after several listens. The album is fairly consistent throughout, if not being a little too samey. Unfortunately, this means few of the tracks stand out, and while most of them are very good, few ever come close to being exceptional. I'd add another half star to this, as I'd still recommend it, especially those looking for a band with many similarities to other more well-known acts.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |

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