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SERENADES

Anathema

 

Experimental/Post Metal

2.31 | 155 ratings

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voliveira
1 stars 2.5/10

My God, this album is very bad. Gives me a heartache to know that I had to hear it.

I already knew that in his early career Anathema away a doom metal band, with a sound radically different alternative post-rock/rock heard in his later albums. But anyway, I did not expect to have to deal with it. It was too much for my ears, and not long ago I heard music so low.

The problem is that you can see that the band has talent. The instrumentation is good, although somewhat impaired by the production of biaxa uqalidade. But what kills is the vocals. They are an abomination. Are still not enough guttural creep slowly and terribly boring, that make my ears bleed (ok, I exaggerated, but I think there is an idea of what I went through when I heard this album). There are some odd moments, like the sweet J'ai Fait Une Promesse (one subtle nod to the band's future, perhaps?) Long and Dreaming: The Romance 23 minutes of music and experimental environment that can make you relax and immerse yourself in experience rather comforting ... if you have the patience for it.

Maso rest of the album sucks. It pleases me to know that Anathema has evolved his style to something totally different that because Serenades is not an album that I do not wish for my worst enemy. 1 star.

voliveira | 1/5 |

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