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Experimental/Post Metal

3.65 | 463 ratings

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4 stars I'd heard very mixed reviews about this album so was pleasantly surprised when I finally got to know it. It always takes me a few listenings before I get into any new Anathema piece, but this is beginning to get under my skin nicely.

Not a drastically different direction, and possibly a bit 'nice' now and then, but overall I'm liking Distant Satellites quite a bit. Very 'post-rock', very atmospheric and actually quite mature in the songwriting department, and with some really great harmony vocals going on. What I really like is the journey this album takes us on - it starts off good and just gets better as it goes along, with 'Firelight' and 'Distant Satellites' being standout tracks for me.

Not quite up to the standards of 'We're Here Because We're Here', but certainly a good 4 star album.

Deathangel | 4/5 |


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