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Experimental/Post Metal

4.02 | 924 ratings

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1 stars Weather Systems is the ninth studio album by the British rock band Anathema. The artwork of the album is somewhat nice, plus the production and the arrangements are professional, but this I have mentioned almost all positive features of this 55 minutes long album with nine tracks. Anathema is listed on as Experimental/ Post Metal and not less than 4 Anathema albums sit in the Top 30 of this particular ProgArchives subgenre. So let's see how progressive and experimental is this album. The songs of this album usually begin quietly with vocals along with piano or acoustic guitar. Then drums start, but very basic stuff, no tricky time signatures at all. Then another instruments and an extra vocalist join, while the volume goes up gradually until the song reaches its loud climax, then starts to be more quiet again, and then finish. The main simple theme and cheap melody remains the same, the band 'experiments" only with the volume , and barely with anything else. Sorry, but in my opinion this is not progessive and experimental music at all. We can find here and there Ambient, Post Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, Electronic.... but not Progressive Rock. Absolutlely not forward-thinking or challennging music. "Challenging" is only to suffer through the whiny vocals of one of Vincent Cavanagh. About the metal part of the Experimental/ Post Metal subgenre. Well, if this album is metal then Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi is grindcore. This is not always even really rock, mostly, moody but showy melodic pop music, sometimes even quiet syrupy. So I do not think that this album is progessive, and I do not like it. Not even a little bit. Hence my rating.
Norbert | 1/5 |


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