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Anathema

Formed by the brothers Danny and Vincent Cavanagh on guitar, Darren White on vocals, Duncan Patterson on bass, and JohnDouglas in Liverpool in 1990, as a Doom Metal band, originally called Pagan Angel. They gained a lot popularity in thisgenre after the release of their first demo and then The Crestfallen EP in 1992. They became one of the most innovativebands in doom metal along with others such as My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost.Darren White left the band in1995 due to cr ...read more

Formed by the brothers Danny and Vincent Cavanagh on guitar, Darren White on vocals, Duncan Patterson on bass, and JohnDouglas in Liverpool in 1990, as a Doom Metal band, originally called Pagan Angel. They gained a lot popularity in thisgenre after the release of their first demo and then The Crestfallen EP in 1992. They became one of the most innovativebands in doom metal along with others such as My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost.Darren White left the band in1995 due to creative differences, eventually forming The Blood Divine, and the band's next album The Silent Enigma,with Vincent Cavanagh's vocals marked their beginning in a dramatic change in sound to lighter rock styles. Eternity wasreleased in 1996, a turning point in their career - their first album to feature clean vocals and softer guitars.They developedthis sound in the next 7 years through their next four albums, their highest point being 1999's Judgement which wasfavoured by critics and popular in the underground alternative metal scene.After 2003's A Natural Disaster, by whichtime they had shifted genres from metal to progressive rock, they did not release another LP for another 7 years,partially due to the closure of their record label, Music for Nations, in 2004.They eventually signed with Kscope, a neo-progressive label and released Hindsight a compilation of acoustic re-interpretations of their older work which indicatedthey were moving into another stage in their career with a more refined sound and a vast improvement in Vincent Cavanagh'ssinging.

Their next creative breakthrough came with their successor to A Natural Disaster - We're Here Because We'reHere, which became one of the highest acclaimed albums of the year, winning Classic Rock magazine's "Prog Album ofthe Year" award and reached #48 on Sputnik's top albums for 2010. It also marked Anathema as one of the trailblazing artistsof prog rock.Their follow up to this album was released in April 2012 Weather Systems to similar acclaim, shortlisted forProg Awards 2012, which built upon the popular aspects of their previous album. « hide

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LPs
Distant Satellites
2014

4.5
1 Votes
Weather Systems
04/16/2012

4
545 Votes
We're Here Because We're Here
2010

4.1
786 Votes
A Natural Disaster
2003

3.9
496 Votes
A Fine Day to Exit
2001

3.7
377 Votes
Judgement
1999

4.2
666 Votes
Alternative 4
1998

4
474 Votes
Eternity
1996

3.8
309 Votes
The Silent Enigma
1995

3.8
240 Votes
Serenades
1993

3.4
197 Votes
EPs
Alternative Future
1998

3.9
7 Votes
Pentecost III
1995

3.7
64 Votes
The Crestfallen
1992

3.3
58 Votes
Live Albums
Universal
09/23/2013

4.1
29 Votes
Compilations
Falling Deeper
2011

3.5
100 Votes
Hindsight
2008

3.9
185 Votes
Resonance 2
2002

3.3
13 Votes
Resonance
2001

3.3
19 Votes

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