New Anathema Album
2012-01-31 by DarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | 35 Comments

British atmospheric rockers (and former doom metallers and just about everything else inbetween) Anathema are set to release their new album, Weather Systems on April 16th.

Weather Systems is the follow-up to 2010’s We're Here Because We're Here. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as 'definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.'

The bar for Weather Systems has been set pretty high then but Daniel is certain that the album will exceed these lofty expectations, ‘it feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album.’

He continues, ‘This is not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener, to uplift or take the listener to the coldest depths of the soul.’

The intertwining melodic structures of these profoundly beautiful songs are intensely powerful, yet simple. These are songs that will transport the listener closer to the heart of life, that is to say, to the heart of themselves.

It is also an album of polarity. The play of opposites; light and shade, birth and death, love and fear. The simple truths of life and loss, hope and strength and darker internal themes are all explored here.


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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2012

8737 Comments


excited :]

also cover

right here!

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AlmostHawk
January 31st 2012

75 Comments


yay

Whispered4tw
January 31st 2012

593 Comments


something to look forward to

thumbcrusher
January 31st 2012

3569 Comments


OSSUM

JizzInMyPants
January 31st 2012

2368 Comments


YES! even though their last album is a low 3.5, the potential for this band is just amazing.

fuckthatnoise
January 31st 2012

1479 Comments


neat cover although i've kinda given up on liking this band

WHBWH was painfully boring, everything else i've heard from them has been better but doesn't hold my interest.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2012

5968 Comments


Last album was def a 4 for me, idr if it was a high 4 or solid, but either way I'm stoked. Not sure how I feel about that cover art though

zxlkho
January 31st 2012

3460 Comments


DO WANT

Shuyin
January 31st 2012

11097 Comments


great news, its gonna be awsome

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dammets
January 31st 2012

2035 Comments


sweet

Scoot
January 31st 2012

17675 Comments


yeee

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mansondanzels
January 31st 2012

98 Comments


Hrnggg, yes. Gotta squeegee off my monitor now, brb.

Coast
January 31st 2012

213 Comments


Will be awesome if it's anywhere near WHBWH.

afergusonart
January 31st 2012

220 Comments


this album is going to be absolutely glorious

cannot wait

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2012

30863 Comments


I want this to be good, but given the band's track record fingers will have to be crossed

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KotoFtw
January 31st 2012

1073 Comments


I like WHBWH a lot. Hoping for this to be even better.

Makemebad35
January 31st 2012

736 Comments


Great news. Hope it's all good. WHBWH 2nd half seemed a bit lackluster from the first half. The first half was great.

They are hyping this up so I'm sure it will at least be good.

BallsToTheWall
January 31st 2012

44164 Comments


British atmospheric rockers (and former doom metallers

something humorous about this

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2012

8737 Comments


glad someone picked up on that ;]

scissorlocked
January 31st 2012

3508 Comments


band becomes gayer with every record

and they're pretty good at it

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2012

1975 Comments


Do want.

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XulOnerom
January 31st 2012

1818 Comments


nice it didn't take them almost a decade this time

Gmork89
January 31st 2012

5479 Comments


Oh my hell this is going to rule!

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zaruyache
January 31st 2012

5829 Comments


Last album was awesome, will probably also rule.

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SteelErectedb4you8er
January 31st 2012

2613 Comments


I loved their last record. Some really beautiful songs on there...I hope to hear more!

johnnydeking29
February 1st 2012

8970 Comments


Excellent, am looking forward to this

Metamorphosis
February 1st 2012

420 Comments


Their last album was great. This should be amazing.

Imperial
February 1st 2012

1719 Comments


This band makes me feel pretty. Aweee, who put the flower in my hair?

DoubtGin
February 1st 2012

6748 Comments


MOTHER CAN YOU HEAR ME

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2012

8737 Comments


can you tell me, are you theerreee?? :[

Gmork89
February 1st 2012

5479 Comments


Father can you help me?!

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2012

8737 Comments


'cos i know that you caaaare!! ]:

JohnFire
February 5th 2012

189 Comments


Just listened to We're Here Because We're Here last week and it's still as moving as it was when I first heard it. Presence really had a huge impact on how I look at death which is a huge thing if you think about it :D
Also: love the cover for Weather Systems

Trez
February 7th 2012

90 Comments


"The bar for Weather Systems has been set pretty high". Got that right.

Looking forward to this. Absolutely loved WHBWH.

Gmork89
February 7th 2012

5479 Comments


Me too, been listening to it a lot lately. New album will arrive just in time for Summer, can't wait.



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