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A FINE DAY TO EXIT

Anathema

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.82 | 376 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars New themes and new sounds mix with the band's classic style, creating an album that is open to outsiders while letting the band stretch its shoulders with experimentation. "A Fine Day to Exit" has something for everyone.

More so than on previous albums, "FDtoE" sounds as if the band invested a significant amount of time polishing their playing and the album's production; it is crisp and classy throughout. The performances themselves sound very orchestrated, featuring a group dynamic which makes the songs feel artful and mature-- different than "A4" and "Judgment". Vocals are enjoyable and easy to sing to, while not leaving the listener as emotionally drained as on previous works. The album ends on an excellent note of poignancy and contentment.

As a whole though, "A Fine Day to Exit" is lacks the impact of some of the band's other albums, but makes up for it with its fine performances.

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: 4 Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |

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