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Release date: 16 April 2012
Style: Atmospheric rock

Rating:

8.2 | 497 votes

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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

Review
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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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MechanisT - 14.09.2011 at 18:45  
  Sweet! Looking forward to it.
BloodTears - 14.09.2011 at 19:07  
Rating: 8 Ditto.
tirim4 - 14.09.2011 at 19:49  
Rating: 9 So what are we talking about? A completely new album?
Roro - 14.09.2011 at 20:15  
  Hope it'll be better than the last one
John Shock - 09.11.2011 at 13:45  
 
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? ...
Roro - 10.11.2011 at 15:10  
  Falling deeper is a compilation, i am talking about we're here .
zero - 01.02.2012 at 12:29  
Rating: 8 Can't wait
Array - 01.02.2012 at 14:13  
Rating: 4 Falling Deeper is not a compilation.
John Shock - 01.02.2012 at 21:34  
  Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful cover
Víctor - 03.02.2012 at 06:44  
  Into wishlist
idleblood - 07.02.2012 at 16:51  
Rating: 10 Most amazing thing after Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme.....
Byro - 05.03.2012 at 17:34  
 
Written by Array on 01.02.2012 at 14:13

Falling Deeper is not a compilation.

Yes, it is
Risto - 05.03.2012 at 17:39  
Rating: 7
Written by Byro on 05.03.2012 at 17:34

Written by Array 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.
Array - 05.03.2012 at 17:44  
Rating: 4
Written by Byro on 05.03.2012 at 17:34

Written by Array on 01.02.2012 at 14:13

Falling Deeper is not a compilation.

Yes, it is

Those tracks haven't experienced the process of being compiled or gathered from some existing source(s).

Those tracks are new.
Mr. Doctor - 05.03.2012 at 20:03  
 
Written by Array 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.
Array - 05.03.2012 at 22:32  
Rating: 4
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.03.2012 at 20:03


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.

Every track is never-released-before and new. Say it reworked, redesigned release - what ever comes to your mind. Tracks having a history in a form of older songs, or with human terms; consisting of familiar 'genes', doesn't wash away the own identity of these kind of releases. Are we all just compilations of our parents, just because we share a lot of the same genes? It's just that MS doesn't have a fitting release type for these sort of releases.

Yea it's not a regular album/opus either.
Mr. Doctor - 05.03.2012 at 22:47  
 
Written by Array 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.
InnerSelf - 07.03.2012 at 23:24  
Rating: 8 Oh hell yeah
Kenos - 07.03.2012 at 23:35  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 07.03.2012 at 23:24

Oh hell yeah


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

This is going to be seriously awesome.


I know :')
BLIND GUARDIAN - 12.03.2012 at 20:14  
Rating: 8 The album is a freakin masterpiece!! HELL YEAH!
Kenos - 12.03.2012 at 22:02  
  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".
thisempty - 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 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.
thisempty - 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.
itw - 13.03.2012 at 07:46  
Rating: 10 Also been listening non-stop. Awesome album. As much as I liked WHBWH this one is better in my opinion.
PocketMetal - 13.03.2012 at 10:04  
Rating: 8 What is going through my ears feels good !
Unhealer - 14.03.2012 at 02:18  
Rating: 6 Boy, Lee is really present on this record. Still don't know what to think of it...
Kenos - 14.03.2012 at 11:53  
 
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.
JD - 14.03.2012 at 18:08  
Rating: 6
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".
strade - 14.03.2012 at 23:59  
  Loving it.
EW - 15.03.2012 at 00:18  
Rating: 10
Written by BLIND GUARDIAN on 12.03.2012 at 20:14

The album is a freakin masterpiece!! HELL YEAH!


Agreed. it is perfect.
BehzadSh - 15.03.2012 at 16:26  
Rating: 10 Perfect.
you may laugh at me, but I cried out during the whole album.
perfect album, can't say anything else, just perfect
Angel_Lament - 19.03.2012 at 00:01  
Rating: 8 Really awesome album, and definitely better than "We're here.."!
swatata - 19.03.2012 at 22:31  
Rating: 10 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
ravendeath - 25.03.2012 at 00:53  
Rating: 10 After quite a long time an album that I can vote with 10/10! Nothing else to be said.
Noxious - 25.03.2012 at 01:06  
  Perfect album Viva la Vida Anathema 10/10
R'Vannith - 25.03.2012 at 13:34  
Rating: 9 At the risk of sounding cheesy this is a channeled piece of pure emotion, these guys have always had a gift. Wonderful, sometimes it lacks a little substance but otherwise a great listen.
BloodTears - 25.03.2012 at 13:54  
Rating: 8
Written by R'Vannith on 25.03.2012 at 13:34

At the risk of sounding cheesy this is a channeled piece of pure emotion, these guys have always had a gift. Wonderful, sometimes it lacks a little substance but otherwise a great listen.


It did sound cheesy but who cares, it's Anathema
R'Vannith - 26.03.2012 at 04:08  
Rating: 9
Written by BloodTears on 25.03.2012 at 13:54

Written by R'Vannith on 25.03.2012 at 13:34

At the risk of sounding cheesy this is a channeled piece of pure emotion, these guys have always had a gift. Wonderful, sometimes it lacks a little substance but otherwise a great listen.


It did sound cheesy but who cares, it's Anathema


Excellent, now that I have an excuse I'll also say that 'Untouchable' brings a tear to the eye.
Veil of Maya - 27.03.2012 at 16:20  
 
Written by Guest on 12.03.2012 at 22:02

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".


I sort of agree with this. The first few tracks were enjoyable but after that I kind of lose interest. Maybe it's the female vocals but this album is just not my cuppa tea.
SauradipGhosh - 27.03.2012 at 18:53  
  Lightning Song has to be one of the most emotional songs ever composed. This is a whole new Anathema...like despair, they have managed to rope in a new emption this time Hope and Quiet Joy.
InnerSelf - 27.03.2012 at 23:52  
Rating: 8
Written by SauradipGhosh on 27.03.2012 at 18:53

Lightning Song has to be one of the most emotional songs ever composed. This is a whole new Anathema...like despair, they have managed to rope in a new emption this time Hope and Quiet Joy.


So it's not only me who finds this song endlessly emotional
idleblood - 31.03.2012 at 17:19  
Rating: 10 Untouchable, Part 2 is endlessly emotional.. and best vocal arrangements can be found on The Gathering Of The Clouds.. over all i give 9 out of 10 to this beautiful thing they made. this is music.
John Shock - 01.04.2012 at 11:14  
  I already have it and i'm gonna listen to it, today! I hope some beautiful songs here!
Behdad K2 - 04.04.2012 at 21:37  
Rating: 9 I can't say how much I loved this album.
Untouchables are both great, so is Lightning Song (which I'm listening to right now).

Thank you so much Anathema for delivering me this can't-express-with-words feeling...
doomarc - 09.04.2012 at 23:47  
Rating: 8 Weather Systems is absolutely better than the WHBWH for me. Now, they've really changed their style and had some post rock sound but they still make us feel the same way : ) May be there is no certain masterpiece in the album because the album is a masterpice itself as a total work. My favourite ones are Untouchable Part 1, Lightning Song, The beginnig and the end, and of course The Lost Child that reminds me Judgement days especially when Vincent begging ''save me''. I've found a new Anathema again but it's still Anathema and thanks for this awesome album.
tig3r69baghdad - 17.04.2012 at 07:33  
Rating: 9 Awesome!
Dark Enjoyment - 17.04.2012 at 18:26  
Rating: 9 It's perfect...
errorcode99 - 18.04.2012 at 10:13  
Rating: 8 Sounds good!
Hughes - 20.04.2012 at 12:09  
Rating: 9 Some really nice music composing here

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