ANATHEMA – A Natural Disaster

Great songs often emerge from deep emotions…love, hate, hope, etc. ANATHEMA, conversely, are the kings of crafting songs that are virtually capable of drawing out such emotions from the listener…particularly emotions of pain and despair. The band’s latest, A Natural Disaster, achieves just that. The album is an epic that pushes and pulls the listener with everything from haunting melodies to FLOYD-ian soundscapes and crashing even metallics. From the droning psychedelia of “Closer,” to the comforting simplicity of “Are You There?,” to the urgency of the upbeat rocker “Pulled Under at 2000 Metres a Second,” A Natural Disaster is musically complete and artistically effective. Whereas the band’s last album, A Fine Day to Exit, was more linear from track to track, each song on A Natural Disaster is its own unique chapter that moves the listener in different ways. Simplistic yet ambitious, A Natural Disaster is far from tragic. (Music For Nations/Koch)

14 thoughts on “ANATHEMA – A Natural Disaster

  1. THAT´S BULLSHIT ABOUT ANATHEMA, A NATURAL DISASTER IS JUST A BORING PSEUDO STONER ROCK, WITH THE MOST SLOW AND SHITTY MUSICAL ARRAGEMENTS… GOOD FOR INSOMINA AND SLEEPING PROBLEMS.

  2. This album is far better than AFDTE…its a simply brilliant album (not as amazing as eternity) .Along with children of bodom, i think anathema are the most underrated band ever.

  3. This has to be the Anathema album to own, ignore the gothic followers who understand nothing of progression and if you enjoy music with big atmosphere via minimal complexity.. ie imagine Radiohead/coldplay with some real balls to their music and this is what A.N.D. is all about.. BUY NOW!!!

  4. This is a fine album. Another progression for the band. Still has the same trademark melancholic flavor of Anathema.

  5. Forget all about categorising bands and what they used to be. Everyone is an individual. And this is just my opinion but some of bands (individuals) are just so brilliant and talented that they can do different kind of music and still sound themselves. Maybe its blessing that Anathema is underrated and there is no disturbance and other bullshit around them. Now they can concentrate in the main thing – music and those remarkable lyrics which complete every song (except instrumentals) :). Thanks for these years guys. A Natural Disaster continues….

  6. Feels like i m `flying`

    above you
    dreams that i m dying
    find the truth
    seems that you re trying
    bring me down

    these words were describing the things that i m feeling . This album is dangerous for me.
    back down to earth

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