Anathema - A Fine Day To Exit


8.1 | 562 votes |
Release date: 1 October 2001
Style: Atmospheric rock

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01. Pressure
02. Release
03. Looking Outside Inside
04. Leave No Trace
05. Underworld
06. Barriers
07. Panic
08. A Fine Day To Exit
09. Temporary Peace

2015 Remaster Edition:
01. A Fine Day
02. Release
03. Leave No Trace
04. Underworld
05. Pressure
06. Panic
07. Breaking Down The Barriers
08. Looking Outside Inside
09. A Fine Day To Exit
10. Temporary Peace

Line-up
Vincent Cavanagh - vocals, guitars
Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh - guitars, keyboards, vocals on "Barriers"
John Douglas - drums
Les Smith - keyboards

Session musicians
Dave Pybus - bass (except tracks 3 & 4)
Lee Douglas - vocals on "Barriers"

Additional info
Produced by Nick Griffiths.
Recorded at the Windings & Chapel Studios. Additional recording made from demos made at Crush Studios.
Recording engineers: Pete Brown, Nick Griffiths, Les Smith.
Assisted by Martin Wilding, Will Bartle, Ewan Davies.
Mix engineer: Colin Richardson.

Artwork by Travis Smith.

Recorded at the Windings & Chapel Studios; additional recordings kept from demos made at Crush Studios.

There is a hidden track (2:59) after "Temporary Peace" (only on the CD version, the 12" version just fades out after Temporary Peace).


Re-released on 180 grams double vinyl by Peaceville Records in 2011, both limited to 2000 copies.

Guest review by
John P. Dunphy
Rating:
9.5
Anathema, hailing from Liverpool, England started its career within the burgeoning Doom Metal scene of the early 1990's where loud, screaming vocals, big guitars and a crunching, dirge-like advance was the recipe of the day. But there was something different about this band, something that could be seen from the onset, taking shape on releases The Silent Enigma and Eternity but not fully realized until their 1998 release Alternative 4.

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published 26.08.2003 | Comments (4)

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05.08.2010 - 02:15
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
God this album sounds like Porcupine Tree...I mean ALOT! I like their two previous works better.
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07.05.2012 - 17:07
Rating: 7
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
I don't have any problem with it sounding a bit like Porcupine Tree 'cause I love that band. Besides what Anathema offers us on this album is not as much progressive as atmospheric rock. Probably this is the album for a certain kind of mood, but it seems I never was into that kind of mood. That's why I find it more boring than any album they released before or after that.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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05.01.2013 - 12:29
Fritillaria
Account deleted
I THINK their sound have became awfully boring on this album, what's this kind of lame artwork for this album?! it completely speaks loud !
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02.02.2013 - 06:57
Rating: 7
Kuroboshi

This sounds like early Coldplay! Me like!
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23.03.2013 - 21:47
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid

Obviously more light-hearted and softer than their previous albums, but that doesn't necessarily mean the quality or the atmosphere is lacking on this album. The only thing I dislike about this album is the clean vocals which are a little weak in my opinion, and whenever possible, the female vocals seem to outdo them. That said, the instrumentation is arranged in such a way that each song flows as beautifully as the next, even if closer 'Temporary peace' is a little too long for its own good.
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24.07.2017 - 21:36
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
My first album of their discography. it has some pretty outstanding moments and no bad ones. great. panic and temporary peace, obvious choices, are my fav ones.
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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20.05.2020 - 09:42
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele

Not bad, not good. I have to tried to find some single songs from all their albums for future listens, and from this album I haven't found any yet. I'd almost call it forgettable as the individual songs seem, but fully listened I think it leaves better impression. Listen in a one sitting or no listen at all IMO.
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20.05.2020 - 15:12
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by Jope of Steele on 20.05.2020 at 09:42

Not bad, not good. I have to tried to find some single songs from all their albums for future listens, and from this album I haven't found any yet. I'd almost call it forgettable as the individual songs seem, but fully listened I think it leaves better impression. Listen in a one sitting or no listen at all IMO.

If I were picking Anathema songs for future listening, from this one I would choose Release. It is much better than the rest here, but not that spectacular either.
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20.05.2020 - 15:47
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele

Written by Redel on 20.05.2020 at 15:12

Written by Jope of Steele on 20.05.2020 at 09:42

Not bad, not good. I have to tried to find some single songs from all their albums for future listens, and from this album I haven't found any yet. I'd almost call it forgettable as the individual songs seem, but fully listened I think it leaves better impression. Listen in a one sitting or no listen at all IMO.

If I were picking Anathema songs for future listening, from this one I would choose Release. It is much better than the rest here, but not that spectacular either.


You may have a point when it comes to this album. However I don't think it quite compares to best Anathema songs.
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20.05.2020 - 16:29
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by Jope of Steele on 20.05.2020 at 15:47

You may have a point when it comes to this album. However I don't think it quite compares to best Anathema songs.


No, that it certainly doesnt. I was just picking a highlight from this album.
That said I agree that essentially it is a "spin it or dont" album.
The album creates a nice atmosphere, which you dont get if you only play one or two songs.
But you may also claim that this atmosphere does not do you any more than put you to sleep.
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