Saturday, 10 April 2021

Anathema - A Natural Disaster (2003)

The seventh album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, vocoder, programming and vocals.

A female and a male vocalist added their voices too on a couple of songs.

Anathema has by this album carved themselves a niche somewhere between metal and progressive rock. Add post rock too and you get my drift.

A Natural Disaster gives us a much more livelier album than before.

The band has returned to their metal roots, picked the best bits from their past and then added a lot of post rock and progressive rock (Pink Floyd, Marillion) to the mix.

The result is quite a challenging album.

The challenge is the big jump from almost djent to the pastoral prog. That is a big contrast.

When the dust has settled, what remains is a good album with some really good songs and details. It is an album well worth checking out, indeed.

3 points

 

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