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Release date: 16 April 2012
Style: Atmospheric rock

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8.2 | 520 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

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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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tirim4 - 21.04.2012 at 00:03  
Rating: 9 I liked the first half of WHBWH but the second one seemed really boring to me. This album is better all the way through it. I certainly miss the days of their past more dark stuff but this album is just great and it feels like they have matured with their new musical style.
Kenos - 22.04.2012 at 15:39  
  Thankfully it's growing... A full 8, beautiful work but I still prefer WHBWH.
Ressurection - 22.04.2012 at 18:55  
Rating: 10 What to say ... just got into WHBWH some days back , i was so loving that album so much ... especially Angels Walk Among Us . Still Judgement being their best to date,
I thought of checking on the internet about Anathema and i wondered when they were releasing another album ... and to the fuckin shock of my life ... there it was .... Weather Systems that very day , another album ... it was like i found the freakin light ...
garmling - 23.04.2012 at 02:52  
Rating: 10 Anathema equal emotion in its most pure, most dangerous, most beautiful way....this is music at its best!!!
idleblood - 23.04.2012 at 13:17  
Rating: 10 All hail from sri lanka....
this is music and in its purest form.. ANATHEMA rules.. from day one since the serenades era..
Troy Killjoy - 23.04.2012 at 18:18  
 
Written by idleblood on 23.04.2012 at 13:17
this is music and in its purest form.

Music in its purest form? What does that even mean?
Mr. Doctor - 23.04.2012 at 20:01  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.04.2012 at 18:18

Written by idleblood on 23.04.2012 at 13:17
this is music and in its purest form.

Music in its purest form? What does that even mean?


Clearly anything else isn't music 100% so it's is mixed with the chemical X or some shit.
InnerSelf - 23.04.2012 at 22:35  
Rating: 8 I used to use that expression I think he means that it's emotional and honest (at least it feels like that)
eponymous - 24.04.2012 at 09:14  
  This is just trash. If this is "emotional and honest", I'm the antipope. But since I'm not Vlad Zladko, I cannot be the antipope.

Edit:
I meant the dubious descriptions, not the album. The album is pretentious, boring, and well-worth of eliminating from one's collection promptly, but not exactly trash.
Night Sight - 24.04.2012 at 20:55  
  Nothing changed form we are here ,everything just the same,the emotion,feelings,vocals,lyrics and so on i dont think they could have any progress in their work.also they put some really weak tracks like the gathering of the clouds,the storm before the calm or internal landscape .very unnecesary tracks
The Melting Snow - 27.04.2012 at 17:55  
Rating: 8 Disappointed. The songs individually are good but all the songs are totally same. sad to know that Anathema has lost it's creativity.
Yavanna - 30.04.2012 at 21:07  
  Well, the only thing I liked was the spoken part of "Internal Landscapes" the whole rest just bored me.
DelightfulJim - 30.04.2012 at 21:28  
Rating: 10 Best album I have heard this year so far.
Therapy? - 01.05.2012 at 00:54  
Rating: 8 This is a good album. It's always a surprise to see what you get when Anathema makes another album. I still think the Alternative 4 and Judgement suits me better but I am enjoying the emotional feeling of this music.
Introspekrieg - 01.05.2012 at 11:21  
  Ugh... I'm torn right now. It's an alright enough album, but the female vocals remind of a country ballad sometimes. It is horrific when it happens. Going to wait to give it more of a chance to rate it.

Who is that female singer?
InnerSelf - 01.05.2012 at 17:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Introspekrieg on 01.05.2012 at 11:21

Ugh... I'm torn right now. It's an alright enough album, but the female vocals remind of a country ballad sometimes. It is horrific when it happens. Going to wait to give it more of a chance to rate it.

Who is that female singer?

She's Anneke Van Giersbergen from The Gathering fame, I liked her voice a lot and it's this "country ballad" feeling that appealed to me
Mr. Doctor - 01.05.2012 at 18:43  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 01.05.2012 at 17:33

She's Anneke Van Giersbergen from The Gathering


Really? I thought it would have been Lee Douglas... Considering that she's Anathema's female singer.
BloodTears - 01.05.2012 at 20:42  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.05.2012 at 18:43

Written by InnerSelf on 01.05.2012 at 17:33

She's Anneke Van Giersbergen from The Gathering


Really? I thought it would have been Lee Douglas... Considering that she's Anathema's female singer.


Of course it's Lee, just listen to the vocals unless Anneke participated in some song, but I don't hear her voice at all.
InnerSelf - 01.05.2012 at 23:30  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.05.2012 at 18:43

Written by InnerSelf on 01.05.2012 at 17:33

She's Anneke Van Giersbergen from The Gathering

Really? I thought it would have been Lee Douglas... Considering that she's Anathema's female singer.

I don't know why I answered the question in the first place considering I have no clue about who is singing, but I remember that Anneke did some guest vocals for them so I jumped to the awful conclusion that she is the singer -_-
Introspekrieg - 02.05.2012 at 03:55  
  Yeah no way is that Anneke... her voice can do no wrong in my ears.
SceneryOfLoss - 06.05.2012 at 14:06  
Rating: 9 It's Lee Douglas, Anneke doesn't sing in this album.
PocketMetal - 06.05.2012 at 19:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Introspekrieg on 01.05.2012 at 11:21

Ugh... I'm torn right now. It's an alright enough album, but the female vocals remind of a country ballad sometimes. It is horrific when it happens. Going to wait to give it more of a chance to rate it.

Who is that female singer?


the female vocals made me like it even more , it was time for Lee Douglas to show her skills . glad I haven't heard many country ballads .
Introspekrieg - 07.05.2012 at 09:08  
 
Written by PocketMetal on 06.05.2012 at 19:04

Written by Introspekrieg on 01.05.2012 at 11:21

Ugh... I'm torn right now. It's an alright enough album, but the female vocals remind of a country ballad sometimes. It is horrific when it happens. Going to wait to give it more of a chance to rate it.

Who is that female singer?


the female vocals made me like it even more , it was time for Lee Douglas to show her skills . glad I haven't heard many country ballads .


This album has had quite an impression on me, I still cannot figure it out, but I really love it. There is something truly special behind it, maybe in the energy and passion put into it as a whole, but my view has really changed. Sometimes it's just a time and a place, but I feel that this album is really important in my life at this moment. Lee Douglas has an angelic voice, I'm not sure why I was so opposed to it at first.
PocketMetal - 07.05.2012 at 17:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Introspekrieg on 07.05.2012 at 09:08

This album has had quite an impression on me, I still cannot figure it out, but I really love it. There is something truly special behind it, maybe in the energy and passion put into it as a whole, but my view has really changed. Sometimes it's just a time and a place, but I feel that this album is really important in my life at this moment. Lee Douglas has an angelic voice, I'm not sure why I was so opposed to it at first.



I'm glad you feel this way , and nice to see it found its way to "The List" I really like "Weather Systems" but it makes me feel very sad for some personal reasons ( I know it is uplifting but not for me ) .

EDIT : be sure to check "Parisienne Moonlight " from Judgement album , Lee Douglas rules !
ravendeath - 07.05.2012 at 20:15  
Rating: 10 Check out my review of album http://terrarelicta.com/index.php/reviews/all-reviews/153-anathema-weather-systems-cd-2012 , anyway beautiful album...
EW - 08.05.2012 at 09:03  
Rating: 10
Written by ravendeath on 07.05.2012 at 20:15

Check out my review of album http://terrarelicta.com/index.php/reviews/all-reviews/153-anathema-weather-systems-cd-2012 , anyway beautiful album...


Good review!
NocturnalStalker - 09.05.2012 at 12:19  
Rating: 8 Once again (as it was with "We're Here Because We're Here") I fall into the same trap - after listening to Untouchable I was positive that it's gonna be one of my favourite albums this year. I was wrong. This album is good but not brilliant, in my opinion.
Maybe after some more listens I will change my mind, but it seems unlikely.
IyadAbbas - 09.05.2012 at 17:59  
  Its really buuuuuuuuuuulll shitttttttt ,,,, a fine day to exit was boring but really more active than this garbage
Slyfang - 10.05.2012 at 01:07  
Rating: 7 Loved (almost) all their previous albums, but this just doesn't have the same effect
IronAngel - 10.05.2012 at 15:51  
  Not sure about this yet. I'm not disappointed, but I'm not blown away like I was with the first half of WHBWH, either. Gotta give it more listens, I don't remember what most of the songs sound like. Guaranteed Anathema quality, and a unique new take at their style as always (this band has seriously never released two albums in the same style), but probably not a stand-out in their discography.
omjaimes - 18.05.2012 at 19:42  
Rating: 9 Brillant album, atmospheric is the right word to define it, is like a skygaze in a mountain ... watching and hearing the rain, looking the clouds motion and leaf vibes... and obiously thinking in love, awaking to a better foresight of life. Musically, it has beautiful arpeggios and a very emotional melodies adorned with precise strings and as always singing with deep emotions.
Unhealer - 21.05.2012 at 03:09  
Rating: 6 I tried again... but no, I keep wanting to stop it after a few songs. I can get it's not a bad record though, I would rate it lower otherwise.
Glabrezu - 24.05.2012 at 22:09  
Rating: 5 Is this really from Anathema??
doomarc - 26.05.2012 at 19:35  
Rating: 8
Written by Glabrezu on 24.05.2012 at 22:09

Is this really from Anathema??

Why did you surprise like that they've always been changing for years.
Cill O' Connor - 29.05.2012 at 14:38  
Rating: 5 I can understand why people would like this. However as hard as I've tried, I can't ignore the whole "ooohh I love you but I have to let you go" theme of the lyrics. And as for the vocals: I'm picky about vocals as it is, and one thing that tends to get on my nerves is overly soft/feminine vocals. I'm not sexist, I just tend to not find the tone of the female voice aesthetically pleasing in music (Som from Cerebral Bore being an exception). It's frustrating these things get in the way because I feel the album builds some really nice atmosphere towards the end. Alas, the lyrics and female singing are just too much of a distraction for me! Much like Dream Theater, I'd enjoy a purely instrumental album more.
kaspair - 30.05.2012 at 17:03  
Rating: 9 The Lost Child, wow...
Cal Wolvington - 30.05.2012 at 19:32  
  This album, just like pretty much everything they've done after Judgement, is more beautiful than it is interesting. Still, I can enjoy this stuff too, so I guess it's a 7 from me.
John Shock - 08.06.2012 at 02:57  
  You guys just don't understand the love feeling of this songs don't you? This is a lovely album made with care and soft-touch...You can't ignore the beauty of this album!
Unhealer - 08.06.2012 at 03:28  
Rating: 6
Written by John Shock on 08.06.2012 at 02:57

You guys just don't understand the love feeling of this songs don't you?


I probably I did, and that could be the problem.
John Shock - 08.06.2012 at 03:44  
 
Written by Unhealer on 08.06.2012 at 03:28

Written by John Shock on 08.06.2012 at 02:57

You guys just don't understand the love feeling of this songs don't you?


I probably I did, and that could be the problem.

It's like a bit of tastes here...i would prefer that they could continue to do amazing and lovely songs like this every possible future albuns, and you certainly not!
Troy Killjoy - 08.06.2012 at 04:53  
  Even if you understand the "beauty" of this album or whatever it doesn't mean you'll inherently like it.
garmling - 16.06.2012 at 22:39  
Rating: 10 Two months passed and I can honestly say, this is the album of the year!
tea[m]ster - 21.06.2012 at 01:25  
Rating: 8 Well, I've spun this a couple of times now. I don't like it as much as the last album but it's still enjoyable. I think the overall sound is enhanced a bit more than the last album too, nice.
IronAngel - 21.06.2012 at 01:32  
  I still haven't made up my mind. It's probably a bad sign that I haven't even bothered to listen to the album more than half a dozen times. Granted, I have a lot of other stuff on my plate, but you'd think I would want to make time for one my long-time favorites.

I'll take it along to our summer house tomorrow. Three days without computer, just a bunch of physical CDs I have neglected. I would have internet access and a laptop, but I think it's nice to take a bit of a break and use the opportunity to rediscover the joy of a limited selection.
DelightfulJim - 21.06.2012 at 15:16  
Rating: 10 Still haven't heard anything that I enjoyed more than this so far.
joey_demaio666 - 23.06.2012 at 11:44  
Rating: 1 New Anathema Is Shit.
lord artan - 29.06.2012 at 16:17  
Rating: 7 I do not love this album for several reason.i do not expect anathema Release this weak album.but still anathema best in the world.i just do not expect.i expect masterpiece from anathema
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.06.2012 at 16:20  
 
Written by joey_demaio666 on 23.06.2012 at 11:44

New Anathema Is Shit.



I don't like this sort of Anathema either but this comment about them being shit and you giving them a 1 is really funny seeing your nick is Joeydemaio. Even Anathema's worst album is suprerior to anything Joey de Maio was ever part of.
Góral - 06.07.2012 at 01:36  
Rating: 8 Best album to listen to with a girlfriend..
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.10.2012 at 18:43  
 
Written by Lustful Maid on 12.10.2012 at 18:35

Generally speaking, this is not a bad album if you don't know anything about this band. I simply don't understand why Anathema has been categorised as Doom metal band for almost one decade. I believe even they themselves don't know why.


As far as I know almost everyone has stopped calling them doom metal after The Silent Enigma. I wouldn't even them progressive, for me they are armospheric rock or even alternative rock.

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