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Experimental/Post Metal

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Anathema back from a break of six years and gives us one of the most impressive albums of recent years.

We're Here Because We're Here is my first contact with Anathema, one of the most recognizable metal bands existing experimental. And this is the first type of contact with whom I do not regret. Honestly it's hard to believe that they've been firmly in the realm of doom metal when this album is so ... bright.

The sound seems We're Here... is a mix of post-rock and alternative rock. Wow, that's good. It really is a stunning musicality, which surprised me and won me over. I never had any desire to know the Anathema, but this album is a masterpiece ... by which I and many people did not expect.

I think the main quality of this album are the vocals. Where in the past they were dark and gothic this is quite the opposite: clean vocals and soft, composed of male and female voices, my God ... this is wonderful! Moreover the instruments are very good, guitars, drums, bass and keyboards adds to the atmosphere of this album.

And the word "atmosphere" is perfect to describe the desired the music of this album. One example is the opener Thin Air, in my opinion the best of the disk (which is hard to say, since all are good). It opens with a melodic guitar riff before the vocals come in and experience a kind of accumulation, until the song explodes into a very rhythmic section, until things settle down to three minutes. There is a new build, but this is much more dramatic, and when the song explodes again I get there at 4:34 tremendously ecstatic! A great way to get this masterpiece!

Summer Night Horizon is a more energetic song with a very heavy feeling that despite the climate to counteract the album is really catchy - I especially love the guitar solo there is aggressive by two minutes. Now Dreaming Light is one of the best love songs I've ever heard, and the most beautiful thing on this record is - is simply deslumbranete. Everything is one of the singles from the album, another beautiful song with a focus on powerful vocal harmonies between Vincent Cavanagh and Lee Douglas. Angels Walk Among Us is the next single and it was my gateway to this work of art, again showing strong vocals. It goes in Presence, which seems more like a speech, what would sound boring, if not for its climate and atmospheric closure - stringed instruments in the background while Lee Douglas sings beautifully.

A Simple Mistake is the longest here, a song full of melancholy in his first dramatic part and the second, which is an instrumental "kick-ass." Get Off, Get Out is another clue "adventurous", opening with a slow guitar riff before the vocals come strange repeating the title: behold, female voices make a break and the song is below the typical structure of the other. The album ends with two powerful songs in the vein of post-rock of Sigur Rós: Universal is the climax of this work, opening with atmospheric cello before moving to vocals full of melancholy. Actually this song follows the structure of A Simple Mistake, but its end is even more dramatic instrumental, and leaves me speechless. Finally we have the only instrumental album of all (well, not entirely instrumental - and there are some recordings of voices and efeeitos Lee Douglas makes a speech at the end), Hindsight, an outcome that is more appropriate after all the excitement of the previous track . this song is more dominated by guitar, and it does an excellent job with a strong and intricate solo. A more appropriate order for one of my favorite albums of the past - and perhaps all - time.

5 stars without any hesitation.

voliveira | 5/5 |


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