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Peacock Feather
2 stars The last album of the classic period of the band and a turning point in the work of the whole Anathema as a whole. Nevertheless, despite the local softening of the sound and following precepts of their idols and compatriots from Pink Floyd (it is Eternity from the entire catalog of the group that most resembles the atmosphere and sound of the legendary British), I do not share the general enthusiasm for Eternity. In the historical context, this work is certainly important; as I said, this album was a turning point in the band's work and marked a movement in its own special direction. Also here, Duncan Patterson gives rise to his multi-part suite called Eternity; the album itself contains its first 3 movements.

With Eternity, I have about the same story as with Tonight's Decision of the notorious Katatonia: probably, with a special mood, I will like this album, but all I hear is not quite clear and understandable, either doom or Pink-Floyd-metal. The emotionality of the material and the presentation itself is not enough for the guys, Vinnie still does not know how to sing well, but he does it with a soul, the performance is chaotic and as if turned inside out. I was not won over by this album, in general, and it's not even about indulging in my favorite Pinks. Just in comparison with what will go on, the band on Eternity clearly shows immaturity in writing more serious, branded material. Of all the 12 tracks on the album, the only ones I want to listen to are the intro, Angelica, the second part of the Eternity suite, and a cover of Roy Harper's Hope. A key, cornerstone album for the band, but at its core quite weak and faded against the background of all the work of the Merseysiders.

Peacock Feather | 2/5 |


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