Antimatter - Leaving Eden review
|Release date:||April 2007|
02. Another Face In A Window
04. The Freak Show
07. Leaving Eden
08. The Immaculate Misconception
09. Fighting For A Lost Cause
If you still don't know Antimatter, you'll have to know that the band was founded by Mick Moss a really good compositor/musician from Great Britain and Duncan Patterson that you probably already know for his work with Anathema. After three albums and "Planetary Confinement" (2005), Duncan decided to leave the band to release his own personal album. The fans of the combo, me the first, wondered if Antimatter was dead or if Mick still wanted to follow his road with his band, and we learned lately that a new album "Leaving Eden" was in writing and then recording process. The new album is out now, and you know what? Mick simply managed to write the best album of the band. For sure if you like Antimatter and the best Anathema releases, "Leaving Eden" will be a must for you.
No doubt, "Leaving Eden" is the best release of Antimatter for me. The three first albums are all really cool that's right but they are not fantastic too. "Leaving Eden" is fantastic. Always with this really sad atmosphere, the really dark Progressive Rock of the British maestro is one more time extremely convincing. The album is composed of some sad ballads, a bit like with some songs like "Forgotten Hopes" or "Make It Right" of "Judgment" (Anathema) if you see what I mean. With a lot of acoustic guitars, piano, but also with cello, and electric guitars, "Leaving Eden" is really emotive and I'm quite sure that you'll have shiver when you'll listen to the songs. Also, note that we don't have any female vocalists here, this is Mick who sings on all the tracks and his beautiful bluesy voice fits perfectly to his music. All in all, it's a matter of atmosphere with "Leaving Eden" and trust me, Mick managed to write songs that have a heart, a spirit. It's maybe sad but it's touching and if you like Antimatter's previous CDs or the best Anathema releases you'll simply love this album.
Talking about Anathema, I have to add that the lead guitarist on the album (among other guests) is Mr Danny Cavanagh. The two musicians are good friends and Danny (as always) accepted without any problems to play the guitars soli that you'll be able to find on the majority of the songs. One more time, his guitar play is wonderful and yes, it adds something more to the music of Antimatter. With a perfect production "Leaving Eden" is one of the best releases of the beginning of the year, especially if you like slow melancholic Prog Rock of course.
"Leaving Eden is a must. I say it one more time but this is the best release of Antimatter and I don't even understand how you could miss this album. This is beautiful, sad on a side right but so emotive and with a such perfect music that it's simply perfect. A must for the fans of the British dark Progressive(ex: Doom) Metal scene…
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