Monday, October 31, 2011

Anathema/Pentacost III/Fierce Records/1995 CD Review

Anathema are a band from England that I would describe as atmospheric doom/death metal and this is a review of their 1995 album "Pentacost III" which was released by Fierce Records.

Drums are mostly slow beats with no fast parts or blast beats while the bass playing sounds very dark and powerful with the slow riffs that have some influences from 70's metal, s for the keyboards when they utilized they have a very dark and evil feeling to them.

Rhythm guitars on this album are very melodic and only use slow doomy riffs with some midpaced parts and some soft playing is utilized at times while the lead guitars have a very melodic sound that is depressing with some wah wah pedal effects that have a 70's rock sound and some NWOBHM influences.

Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls that are very easy to understand with some ocassional clean singing as well as some spoken word parts, while the lyrics seem to be heavily influenced by m mythology, Goetic demonalogy, and are very poetic in a gnostic way, as for the production on this albumwhich was recorded at the Academy in Yorkshire, England sounds very professional and you can hear all of the musical instruments.

In my opinion Anathema where one of the best doom/death metal bands of the 90's and this album is a classic and if you are a fan of classic doom/death you should already have this album in your collection. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "We, The Gods" and "Memento Mori". RECOMMENDED BUY

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