Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

ANATHEMA / Alternative 4 (1998)

The album that finally lost Anathema a legion of hairy fans is a genuine overlooked classic. The song structures are still occasionally doomy slow at times, a part of who they were prior to Alternative 4, but at other times it's balls-out anguished tirades from behind a wall of sound. Elsewhere there are some beautiful piano pieces that encourage the listener to engage with their own emotions, something many of us shy away from. It has a huge Roger Waters influence, which pleases me greatly. It's an album that opens to reveal intricacies the more you invest yourself in it.

Songs of Note: Shroud of False; Inner Silence

4 alternative songs about trust out of 5

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