The Liverpool based, Progressive Rock band, Anathema have come out with a brand new album. The band have come a long way from their first album, ‘Serenades’. And with their new album, they have given an insightful view into how Progressive Rock bands are revolutionizing within their genre.
The album ‘Distant satellites’ is full of songs that leave you chilled to the bone, and others that make you drift off into a daydream about your supposed future. The instrumental, vocal and lyric value in this album is almost flawless. Anathema with their album have shown how painstakingly hard they work to make an incredible album each time they release.
Reminiscent of their last album, ‘Weather Systems’ the band have split songs into parts. This time they have delved into making three part songs, ‘The Lost song.’ Each song meaning its own subject, and each leaving you with different sensations. Overall, these three songs make this album what it is: a very enjoyable, and thrilling soiree of emotions.
‘Dusk (Dark is descending)’ is one of our personal favourites on the album. Its lyrics are uplifting, grasping the concept that you can try your best in life, and that’s the most anyone can ask of you. Their is almost an indie like feeling with repetitive drumming throughout, lifting in the chorus and going back to repeating itself in the verses. The mix of female and male vocals together creates a harmonious vibe adding something new and causing different emotions swarming within you. It is a refreshing feature, which will be interesting to see if they continue the feature in the future.
All in all, this album has a natural charm about it. An unforced message to its listeners, and an illustrated journey throughout. Anathema’s ‘Distant Satellites’ is an album that we deeply recommend for when you want to relax at home, especially if you have had a rough day in the big wide world. We cannot wait to see what happens in Anathema’s future in music, and we’re rooting for more sensational albums just like this one to come.