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Experimental/Post Metal

4.05 | 894 ratings

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5 stars This album is 100% unpredictable piece by Anathema. For those who got used to melancholic, hopeless, depressed stories by this band, this would be a shock. In contrast, Cavanagh brothers have written 10 song with all the new sense in them. Namely, these lyrics are full of hope and believe, and there is one main topic, simply> Love. Yet, the cognizable Anathema sound has not evaporate on this CD, even more it;s more present than on A Fine Day to Exit or A Natural Disaster. These guys made very intelligent move from heavy metal one thing to progressive rock the same thing > simply called Anathema. And the story that is told on We're Here... is just a new chapter of that story that chronologically came after the last album, and as all of their releases always did. And this album, musically is even more progressive. There is a bunch of simple but odd time signatures, including 9/8, 5/4 etc. Strange Anathemic harmonies everything everything packed in the completely listenable songwriting dreamscapes and emotional landscapes. There is one of the very strange songs that has more heavy sound and is called Get Off, Get Out, won't come out of your hade even after 2 weeks :). A couple of songs really remind of that early Eternity, Judgement era and will buy old fans. Not my favourite, but objectively, maybe, the best Anathema album ever.


parapet | 5/5 |


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