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WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE'RE HERE

Anathema

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.05 | 893 ratings

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Gandalff
2 stars MINISTER OF HEALTH WARNINGS: LISTENING OF THIS MUSIC MAY CAUSE A SERIOUS PSYCHICAL PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY FOR SENSUAL PERSONS WITH SUICIDAL TENDENCIES!!!

This warning would have be sticked on every Anathema album, because their music is...in short, concentrated sadness and depression. Please forget about No-Man, this is the only and genuine remedy if you canīt asleep (or if you wanna sleep forever).

Iīve been curious about this new stuff. Now I can responsibly proclaim: the band didnīt disappoint my expectation. Weeping vocals, strongly reminds Bruce Soord of Pineapple Thief. Female vocals, one of a few lucid moments of the album, are certainly better than male ones.

As regards the music, itīs evident that Anathema cooks in the same kitchen with the same ingredients like above-mentioned No-Man and Pineapple Thief, then Porcupine Three or Riverside. But Iīm afraid this bands are chefs and Anathemaīs members are pantryboys only...Slow tempo, predominantly minor scale, frequent using of string orchestra, grand piano and spanish guitar (playing in spread chords usually) classifies this music between quite good rock lullabies. Nothing more, nothing less.

2 stars - because this album is, still and all, the best thing which the band ever been recorded.

Gandalff | 2/5 |

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