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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

ANATHEMA / We're Here Because We're Here (2010)

Seven years! That's how long it'd been since the previous Anathema album. Expectations were impossibly high, but the guys delivered the impossible. The record soars with a regenerative impetus, delivering harmonies so full of pure emotion, so uplifting in nature that it's impossible not to be enveloped by them.
Even back when Anathema delivered doom and gloom they didn't write songs, they wrote albums, self-contained expressions of intent reflecting an all-encompassing idea. We're Here Because We're Here is another perfect example of that intent. There are parts of it that bring me to tears, and I welcome them.

Songs of Note: Dreaming Light; Everything

4½ sudden new meanings out of 5

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