Anathema - Weather Systems


8.3 | 581 votes |
Release date: 16 April 2012
Style: Atmospheric rock

Owners:

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54 want it


Disc I
01. Untouchable Part 1
02. Untouchable Part 2
03. The Gathering Of The Clouds
04. Lightning Song
05. Sunlight
06. The Storm Before The Calm
07. The Beginning And The End
08. The Lost Child
09. Internal Landscapes

Disc II [Limited edition DVD 5.1 mix]
01. Untouchable Part 1
02. Untouchable Part 2
03. The Gathering Of The Clouds
04. Lightning Song
05. Sunlight
06. The Storm Before The Calm
07. The Beginning And The End
08. The Lost Child
09. Internal Landscapes

Line-up
Vincent Cavanagh - vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming, bass on track 6
Lee Douglas - vocals
Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh - guitars, vocals, piano, keyboards, bass on tracks 4,9
John Douglas - drums, keyboards, programming

Session musicians
Christer-André Cederberg - bass on tracks 1-3,5,7,8
Jamie Cavanagh - bass on track 6
Wetle Holte - drums on tracks 1,3
Petter Carlsen - backing vocals on tracks 1,2

Additional info
Produced, engineered and mixed by Christer-André Cederberg. Co-produced by Vincent & Daniel Cavanagh.
Assistant recording engineer - Andrea Wright.

Recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, Aerial Studios in Wrexham and at Christer's place in Oslo.
Mixed at Christer's place. Mastered by Chris Sansom at Propeller Mastering, Oslo.

All string arrangements by Dave Stewart except The Storm Before The Calm - by Vincent Cavanagh & Dave Stewart.
Performed by the London Session orchestra.
Leader: Perry Montague-Mason.
Session fixer: Isobel Griffiths.
Strings produced by Dave Stewart, recorded by Steve Price at Angel Studios, London.

Art, design and layout by Vincent Cavanagh & Sarah Derat, assisted by Scott.

Internal Landscapes is dedicated to William Cavanagh.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
8.2
Liverpool, United Kingdom. In the distance the gathering of the clouds dims the sunlight, an omen of an impending rainstorm. In the beginning there was lightning, and in the end a drenched landscape.

Needless to say that whatever kind of rock featured on Weather Systems is literally miles away from Anathema's death/doom sound of decades past. But then again it is no less riveting. Spellbinding is more like it. Once more the Cavanagh brothers manage to fascinate me with their ability to write beautiful music. Be warned though that there is very little variation in the formula that was presented on its predecessor We're Here Because We're Here.

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published 29.06.2012 | Comments (20)

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14.09.2011 - 18:45
MechanisT
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Sweet! Looking forward to it.
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14.09.2011 - 19:07
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Ditto.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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14.09.2011 - 19:49
Rating: 9
tirim4
So what are we talking about? A completely new album?
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14.09.2011 - 20:15
Roro
Hope it'll be better than the last one
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09.11.2011 - 13:45
John Shock
Written by Roro on 14.09.2011 at 20:15

Hope it'll be better than the last one

What last one? ...We're Here...or Falling Deeper? ...
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10.11.2011 - 15:10
Roro
Falling deeper is a compilation, i am talking about we're here .
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01.02.2012 - 12:29
Rating: 8
zero
Can't wait
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01.02.2012 - 21:34
John Shock
Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful cover
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03.02.2012 - 06:44
Víctor
Into wishlist
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07.02.2012 - 16:51
Rating: 10
idleblood
Most amazing thing after Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme.....
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05.03.2012 - 17:39
Rating: 8
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Byro on 05.03.2012 at 17:34

Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 14:13

Falling Deeper is not a compilation.

Yes, it is

Yes and no While being old songs, some of the arrangements are completely revamped.
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05.03.2012 - 20:03
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 05.03.2012 at 17:44

Those tracks are new.


But not all of them, most songs are reworkings of old songs. I wouldn't call it a compilation but it's definitely not a proper full length album.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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05.03.2012 - 22:47
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 05.03.2012 at 22:32

Every track is never-released-before and new.


I wasn't discussing that, whatever.


I loled at the parenting thing though.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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07.03.2012 - 23:24
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Oh hell yeah
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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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07.03.2012 - 23:35
Kenos
Account deleted
Written by InnerSelf on 07.03.2012 at 23:24

Oh hell yeah


This is going to be seriously awesome.
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07.03.2012 - 23:41
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Guest on 07.03.2012 at 23:35

This is going to be seriously awesome.


I know :')
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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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12.03.2012 - 20:14
Rating: 8
BLIND GUARDIAN
The album is a freakin masterpiece!! HELL YEAH!
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12.03.2012 - 22:02
Kenos
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Mmmh... The first tracks were amazing, but it loses points towards the end, especially in "The Lost Child", maybe one of their weakest songs. It's good, excellent at times, but no masterpiece like WHBWH and... Well, half of Anathema's discography. At the moment something like a 7.5 or 8, more or less. Best tracks: "Untouchable Part 1-2" and "The Beginning And The End".
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13.03.2012 - 06:14
thisempty
Kenos, you're so very wrong! Let it sink man. It's a grower. The only critique i have is that sometimes if feels to pop.
I can't sleep today, been listening to it non stop since it leaked. This album is life resumed in a few songs. It's so emotional, so beautiful.
The world is such a fuckep up place, but listening to this i kinda let go of all the shit and just be at peace for a few hours.

Anyway, time to go listen to some evil black metal cause i'm getting corny as fuck.
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13.03.2012 - 06:23
thisempty
And The Lost Child is haunting, beautiful!! If you say it's one of the weakest songs they ever released you must be on drugs.
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13.03.2012 - 07:46
Rating: 10
itw
Also been listening non-stop. Awesome album. As much as I liked WHBWH this one is better in my opinion.
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13.03.2012 - 10:04
Rating: 8
PocketMetal
What is going through my ears feels good !
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14.03.2012 - 02:18
Rating: 6
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Boy, Lee is really present on this record. Still don't know what to think of it...
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14.03.2012 - 11:53
Kenos
Account deleted
Written by thisempty on 13.03.2012 at 06:14

Kenos, you're so very wrong! Let it sink man. It's a grower. The only critique i have is that sometimes if feels to pop.


I don't mind pop, but redundancy... And at times I find this album redundant. Even more than its predecessor - which I adore.
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14.03.2012 - 18:08
Rating: 6
Kass
St. Anger
Written by thisempty on 13.03.2012 at 06:23

And The Lost Child is haunting, beautiful!! If you say it's one of the weakest songs they ever released you must be on drugs.

I agree, it's probably the best song in there alongside with "The Beginning And The End".
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"The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull"
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14.03.2012 - 23:59
strade
Loving it.
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My lo-fi synth project: http://luciddreamer.bandcamp.com
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15.03.2012 - 00:18
Rating: 10
EW
Written by BLIND GUARDIAN on 12.03.2012 at 20:14

The album is a freakin masterpiece!! HELL YEAH!


Agreed. it is perfect.
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15.03.2012 - 16:26
Rating: 10
BehzadSh
Perfect.
you may laugh at me, but I cried out during the whole album.
perfect album, can't say anything else, just perfect
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19.03.2012 - 00:01
Rating: 8
Angel_Lament
Really awesome album, and definitely better than "We're here.."!
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19.03.2012 - 22:31
Rating: 10
swatata
The Begining and The End is definetly my favourite. And the whole album is the most amazing thing i heard from this year so far. 10/10
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