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Experimental/Post Metal

3.69 | 443 ratings

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5 stars I have not written a review for a little while, however I simply had to mention my appreciation for this fantastic work by Anathema. When I was a teenager I got to see these guys playing various venues in London, usually in support of bands like Paradise lost etc. They always had something special about them, and 'The Silent Enigma' was simply a masterpiece of the scene. Anathema then started to evolve and so did my personal musical tastes, resulting in many years away from their music. A few years I got back into Anathema and have enjoyed catching up with their later releases, but as much as I liked the music, there was nothing totally outstanding....until now.

Distant Satellites is on a different level. I can listen to it over and over again, liking it more on every spin. It is a risky album on their part - what with the female vocals entering the frame on a more regular basis, and the use of steady beats making an appearance too. I had read several reviews that mention these things, and it should have ruined this album for me - but it doesn't.

I am not going to go into the individual tracks, but as an album 'Distant Satellites' really is a return to the heights of 'The Silent Enigma'.

Stunning, New, Memorable and Deep. Definitely essential.

Kevman28 | 5/5 |


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