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JUDGEMENT

Anathema

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.13 | 686 ratings

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Norbert
2 stars Judgement is the fifth album by the British rock band Anathem. The frontcover of the album is simple but effective. There are 13 tracks in about 56 minutes of the regular edition. The album is performed by the male vocals, helped by female vocals in Parisiienne Monnlight and Don't look too far and the usual rock instruments, shared by members of the 4 piece band. The style of the music is mainly some grungy alternative rock with a strong gothic flavour. They do sometimes use some odd time signatures, but that's really the only progressive rock to be found here. It is not really metal either, but unlike the dreadful Weather Systems this album is at least a bona fide rock record. One may be easily moved by the honest sadness found in the lyrics, The straightforward songwriting ethic of grunge/alternative rock is the leading force of the songs, which are too similar-sounding and one dimensional, mostly they have the easily assimilated verse/chorus sections. Judgement is not a terrible effort at all as far as gothic flavoured alternative rock goes, and I understand how can other people like it far more, than I do. For me it is too eventless and homogenous to rate it with more than 2 stars on ProgArchives.
Norbert | 2/5 |

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