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A NATURAL DISASTER

Anathema

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.85 | 430 ratings

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FarBeyondProg
4 stars This was the big leap for Anathema who first started out quite doomy before going slighlty more Alternative and now from this album on more atmospheric/ melancholic rock or post-rock as some people call it.

Now although it wasnt that big of a transaction to make it did alienate some fans at the same time gaining more, and i can see why, this is a very very solid album that tends to kinda loose itself a little, but in a good way.

Songs like PULLED UNDER AT 2000 METERS A SECOND have this almost Pink Floyd meets grunge vibe about it (this song's melody also sounds a LOT like Pink Floyd's Sheep) theres also some beautiful instrumental songs (CHILDHOOD DREAM, VIOLENCE) and the female vocals on the title track A NATURAL DISASTER really make a cool contrast for the rest of the album, theres a massive Pink Floyd influence on a few of these songs like the first two (HARMONIUM & BALANCE) and in the song CLOSER there is some cool use of vocoder,with that song and the amazing ARE YOU THERE being two of my personal favourites from the album.

Harmonium 8/10 Balance 7/10 Closer 9/10 Are You There 10/10 Childhood Dream 9/10 Pulled Under at 2000 Metres a Second 9/10 A Natural Disaster 8/10 Flying 8/10 Electricity 8/10 Violence 9/10

My Conclusion? This is the first full Anathema album i have had the pleasure of hearing, and i will be listening to some more in the very near future, great great band and a very good album, worth the buy.

FarBeyondProg | 4/5 |

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