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Experimental/Post Metal

4.15 | 669 ratings

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4 stars This is the second transitional album in the career of Anathema, with the departure of Duncan Patterson. The music is clearer, less dark, though still very emotional.

The album starts with "Deep", a real rock song, probably the brightest song on the album. "Pitiless" follows without breaking the pace (in fact, the first four songs are chained to each other). "Forgotten Hopes" is a beautiful late Floyd song, followed by a guitar instrumental "Destiny Is Dead". "Make It Right (F.F.S.)" is the first song written by drummer John Douglas and features his sister on vocals (a nice quiet song). "One Last Goodbye" is the ballad of the album: one of my favorites. "Parisienne Moonlight" continues with Lee Douglas' voice on a short piano track. "Judgement" starts slowly, very emotionally, before the tempo speeds up and ends in a guitar frenzy. "Don't Look Too Far" is another emotional song. "Emotional Winter" has a very recognizable intro: it really looks similar to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". "Wings of God" is all about what those guys can do with guitars: epic melody, great riffs, wide solos. Things finally slow down to perfectly close the album with "Anyone, Anywhere" and the instrumental "2000 & Gone".

Rating: 87/100

zaxx | 4/5 |


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