Monday, 25 January 2021

Anathema - Alternative 4 (1998)

The fourth album from this UK band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, piano and vocals.

Two guest musicians added violin and drums loops.

The band started out as a death doom metal band and quickly went on a gliding path towards Pink Floyd and more progressive rock. 

This is their fourth album and the gliding path has found the first really sign of life. The type of life a musician and a band can thrive on.

There is still some doom metal in their music. The band has also adopted a bit of a neo-prog sound too. This in addition to the Pink Floyd influences.

The music is pretty muscular with some muscular vocals. 

The music is also good to very good and the band has found a formula that really works. 

This is indeed a very good album and I am curious to know what follows this album as I am reviewing them all.

3.5 points

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