Anathema - Weather Systems


8.3 | 675 votes |
Release date: 16 April 2012
Style: Atmospheric rock

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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

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
Dream Taster
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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16.05.2020 - 00:09
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Redel
Written by Jope of Steele on 15.05.2020 at 23:59

Written by Redel on 15.05.2020 at 21:02

still I prefer old Anathema.

And your definition of old Anathema is? As I see it there's 3 different Anathemas, "old", the middle one and the "new".


Yeah, you are probably right, dont know.

I prefer everything up until and including Judgement to this album.
My favourite of their albums are Eternity and especially The Silent Enigma, which might be my most beloved album of everything and all time.

If I were forced to define "Old Anathema" I would say it includes everything until The Silent Enigma, and it is probably debatable whether this is inclusive or exclusive with respect to the latter.
"Mid Anathema" would then be until Judgement, inclusive, and new the rest. But this part is probably even more debatable.
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