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Experimental/Post Metal

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5 stars I only have 2 Anathema albums, but I can guess that this is their best.

When I first heard this album, I wasn't a big fan of it (maybe it didn't meet up to certain expectations I had, what a snob I was), but listening to it the second time really made me understand that it just is flawless.

Perfectly aligned with every song having it's own amazing individualist characteristic and just the pure atmosphere of Anathema, this album will be listened to for many years to come for me.

Their was a difference between A Fine Day To Exit and this album, being that AFine Day had it's own sound, and this album was more of a culmanation of sounds (if that makes sense)

1. Harmonium - Grat intro. For some reason this song reminds me of Coldplay. Great buildup throughout. 10/10

2. Balance - Very Radiohead. Great vocals. 8/10

3. Closer - One of my favourite Anathema songs, mainly because of it's simplicity (and maybe the vocoder). 10/10

4. Are You There? - This is my brother's favourite Anathema song (I can see why) Very beautiful. 9/10

5. Childhood Dream - Quite odd instrumental with some odd noises. 8/10

6. Pulled Uunder At 2000 Meters A Second - Such a kick ass song. This song has been labelled as a vocal rip off to Pink Floyd's Sheep (but out of all the times music has been stole from Roger Waters, I would believe he would be proud of this song. The vocals rule, reminding me of Devin Townsend. 10/10

7. A Natural Disaster - Best song on the album. I love the female vocals. This song is so beautiful, it almost makes me cry everytime I hear it. 10/10

8. Flying - Great arrangement with an amazing chours. Quite cathcy. 10/10

9. Electricity - A beautiful piano and acoustic ballad. The chord changes at times are very beautiful. 9/10

10. Violence - A very ambient and oddly moving instrumental. I was listening to this song while eating my soggy cornflakes, and it really was quite universal. 9/10

CONCLUSION: Their best album... I think.


arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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