Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here



8.3 | 514 votes |
Release date: 31 May 2010
Style: Atmospheric rock

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Disc I
01. Thin Air
02. Summernight Horizon
03. Dreaming Light
04. Everything
05. Angels Walk Among Us [feat. Ville Valo]
06. Presence
07. A Simple Mistake
08. Get Off Get Out
09. Universal
10. Hindsight

Disc II [Limited Edition Digibook: DVD-A with 5.1 mix]
01. Thin Air
02. Summernight Horizon
03. Dreaming Light
04. Everything
05. Angels Walk Among Us [feat. Ville Valo]
06. Presence
07. A Simple Mistake
08. Get Off Get Out
09. Universal
10. Hindsight

The Best Alternative Metal Album Of 2010

Additional info
Produced by Anathema
Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
Mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, Led Zeppelin)

Backing vocals on 5 by Ville Valo (H.I.M.)
String arrangements by Dave Stewart (Stewart/Gaskin, Porcupine Tree)

The vinyl edition version of the album comes on double 180gr. black vinyl with a
gatefold sleeve on heavyweight card with printed inner sleeves. The vinyl will
be limited to 2000 numbered copies and will come with drop card with a link to
download a digital version of the album.

Recorded at the Bunglaow, Yorkshire; and Propagation House, Cornwall.
Strings recorded at Angel Studios, London.
Produced by Anathema.
Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
Mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, Led Zeppelin).

Re-released as a Special Edition by The End Records in 2011 with the following bonus material:
11. Angels Walk Among Us (demo mix) (5:06)
12. Presence (demo mix) (2:36)
13. A Simple Mistake (demo mix) (8:15).

7inch:
Side A: Dreaming Light (Orchestral Version) (5:33)
Side B: Universal (Orchestral Version) (7:25).

Download Only Track:
01. Everything (demo mix) (5:14).

Staff review by
jupitreas
Rating:
N/A
Anathema have long since abandoned their trademark style and their current eclecticism is as much of a trait as it is a fault. Willingness to experiment and grow as a band is, of course, always praise-worthy; however, Anathema have a distinct stench about them - the unmistakable, shiver-inducing stench of being a follower.

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published 27.07.2010 | Comments (43)

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28.03.2010 - 11:23
Rating: 10
lord artan
I cant wait
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28.03.2010 - 17:51
Roro
Really?!
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29.03.2010 - 12:31
Mamad
Its release has been postponed 2 times till now. Keep your fingers crossed!!!
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01.04.2010 - 02:02
TheIncognitoGuy
A new Anathema album. I want this one, and i want it now.
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24.04.2010 - 22:18
Rating: 8
Elusivest
WTF because WTF name is this?
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29.04.2010 - 17:10
Trinity Blood
Ahahahaha
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05.05.2010 - 19:27
Noxious
Oooooooooooh ..... awesome
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06.05.2010 - 02:06
Rating: 10
Evaeel
I loved it!! Its amazing indeed! Congrats
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07.05.2010 - 17:12
Deadsoulman
Lemmyng
Hopefully I'll change my mind after repeated listens, but so far I only enjoy the last four songs. The rest sounds like a weak ass version of dredg or Crippled Black Phoenix in my opinion.
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09.05.2010 - 10:44
Roro
I didnt really like it, maybe one track "Angels Walk Among Us " bcoz of ville :p
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11.05.2010 - 23:58
Rating: 9
Umideath
To be honest i don't like this album .
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14.05.2010 - 01:00
Rating: 9
Slyfang
Written by Deadsoulman on 07.05.2010 at 17:12

Hopefully I'll change my mind after repeated listens, but so far I only enjoy the last four songs. The rest sounds like a weak ass version of dredg or Crippled Black Phoenix in my opinion.


*cough* wtf?!
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14.05.2010 - 01:37
Deadsoulman
Lemmyng
Written by Slyfang on 14.05.2010 at 01:00

Written by Deadsoulman on 07.05.2010 at 17:12

Hopefully I'll change my mind after repeated listens, but so far I only enjoy the last four songs. The rest sounds like a weak ass version of dredg or Crippled Black Phoenix in my opinion.


*cough* wtf?!


Hey, a reaction! So, which part of my post makes you go all wtf-y on me?
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14.05.2010 - 03:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Totally agree with Collin. But then again imo ANathema already went shit after The Silent Enigma with only a couple of good songs every release.
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14.05.2010 - 11:03
Rating: 9
Slyfang
Written by Deadsoulman on 14.05.2010 at 01:37

Written by Slyfang on 14.05.2010 at 01:00

Written by Deadsoulman on 07.05.2010 at 17:12

Hopefully I'll change my mind after repeated listens, but so far I only enjoy the last four songs. The rest sounds like a weak ass version of dredg or Crippled Black Phoenix in my opinion.


*cough* wtf?!


Hey, a reaction! So, which part of my post makes you go all wtf-y on me?


it just doesn't sound like you listened to the album

how can you seriously say that Thin Air and Summernight Horizon sound 'weakass' or like 'versions of whatever'. the only real difference between the last 4 tracks and the remaining 3/4 is that the songs in the middle have a much happier, hopeful feeling. is that what you have a problem with?


Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.05.2010 at 03:18

Totally agree with Collin. But then again imo ANathema already went shit after The Silent Enigma with only a couple of good songs every release.


another recycled and predictable opinion. shit because it's not oh-so-metal-like-everything-should-be?

whatever your think, you should at least agree that it's completely unnecessary to criticise something that hasn't been your cup of tea for well over a decade
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14.05.2010 - 13:14
Deadsoulman
Lemmyng
Written by Slyfang on 14.05.2010 at 11:03

Written by Deadsoulman on 14.05.2010 at 01:37

Written by Slyfang on 14.05.2010 at 01:00

Written by Deadsoulman on 07.05.2010 at 17:12

Hopefully I'll change my mind after repeated listens, but so far I only enjoy the last four songs. The rest sounds like a weak ass version of dredg or Crippled Black Phoenix in my opinion.


*cough* wtf?!


Hey, a reaction! So, which part of my post makes you go all wtf-y on me?


it just doesn't sound like you listened to the album

how can you seriously say that Thin Air and Summernight Horizon sound 'weakass' or like 'versions of whatever'. the only real difference between the last 4 tracks and the remaining 3/4 is that the songs in the middle have a much happier, hopeful feeling. is that what you have a problem with?


Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.05.2010 at 03:18

Totally agree with Collin. But then again imo ANathema already went shit after The Silent Enigma with only a couple of good songs every release.


another recycled and predictable opinion. shit because it's not oh-so-metal-like-everything-should-be?

whatever your think, you should at least agree that it's completely unnecessary to criticise something that hasn't been your cup of tea for well over a decade


Well, there's no need to get all touchy about that, is there?

I listened to the album three times so far, admittedly while I was working so I didn't pay full attention. The only songs which awoke any kind of interest in me were the last four. And I don't know if you're familiar with dredg and Crippled Black Phoenix, but this new Anathema album gives serious nods to these bands IMO, or at least it sometimes coincidentally sounds a bit like them, and less good. Like I said, I'll give it more time to sink in but I won't say it's godlike if I eventually think that it sounds like shit, you know

Oh, for the record, I like post-Silent Enigma Anathema better than their doom period.
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15.05.2010 - 13:06
Rating: 9
Slyfang
Written by Deadsoulman on 14.05.2010 at 13:14


Well, there's no need to get all touchy about that, is there?

I listened to the album three times so far, admittedly while I was working so I didn't pay full attention. The only songs which awoke any kind of interest in me were the last four. And I don't know if you're familiar with dredg and Crippled Black Phoenix, but this new Anathema album gives serious nods to these bands IMO, or at least it sometimes coincidentally sounds a bit like them, and less good. Like I said, I'll give it more time to sink in but I won't say it's godlike if I eventually think that it sounds like shit, you know

Oh, for the record, I like post-Silent Enigma Anathema better than their doom period.


hm, i hope i didn't leave the wrong impression though, i'm not defending the album or trying to make anyone like it, even though i love it, i just demand people to be fair and objective, and not inclined to bash (or even mindlessly praise) something they really don't get (yet)
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18.05.2010 - 16:41
Roro
Hindsight is so depressive, i like that track
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18.05.2010 - 23:27
cjs675
FTW? If you liked albums like Serenades, then don't bother, this is aimed at the Coldplay demographic.
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19.05.2010 - 03:10
Fragile_Dreams
As always expected from them! V.Gut
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"When you're one of the few to land on your feet, What do you do to make ends meet?!"
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19.05.2010 - 13:09
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
I actually like Coldplay a lot so I think I am gonna love this one
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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21.05.2010 - 14:00
Rating: 7
farmakon
Whispering Gloom
I only hope that the music will be much better than the album title...
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24.05.2010 - 15:27
Rating: 7
atrox
Written by Roro on 18.05.2010 at 16:41

Hindsight is so depressive, i like that track


You're emo or smth?
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31.05.2010 - 01:56
Rating: 9
Slyfang
Written by Roro on 18.05.2010 at 16:41

Hindsight is so depressive, i like that track


depressive? you must have the wrong album. nothing depressive here. very optimistic closing tune, and especially the spoken words
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31.05.2010 - 23:34
Rating: 8
Enemy of Reality
Guess i'm one of the few that didn't like this album...
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01.06.2010 - 13:32
Therapy?
I like the music. But some songs don't have that genuine "Anathema-feel" to it. So, it's not really what I expected, but it's not bad either.

I'll have to listen to it some more before I really rate it, but the above is what first came to mind when listening
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03.06.2010 - 17:45
Rating: 9
Slyfang
Written by Øggy on 02.06.2010 at 14:06

Where is real Anathema? this is a medium post rock easy rock heh! no word to say but Regret
We're Here Because We're NOT Here


who the hell are you to say what is REAL Anathema?
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03.06.2010 - 19:51
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
I liked the atmospheric rock played in this album.

Melancholic in a different way, not appealing to the extreme sadness, just peaceful, dreamy and sometimes light-hearted.

Successful in its purpose
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member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
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03.06.2010 - 23:18
Rating: 9
ravendeath
Written by Slyfang on 03.06.2010 at 17:45

Written by Øggy on 02.06.2010 at 14:06

Where is real Anathema? this is a medium post rock easy rock heh! no word to say but Regret
We're Here Because We're NOT Here


who the hell are you to say what is REAL Anathema?

Probably some people think that the real Anathema are only their first two albums.
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04.06.2010 - 00:28
Rating: 9
Argônio
Peaceful and great songs! Only the last one "Hindsight" remind me Porcupine Tree (a lot), but still terrific.
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