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Anathema1Ok, starting off the bat, this is not my normal type of jam. No distortion, no fuzz, no gritty blues and not a single open D/C#? Hardly even music! barely even civilized. The album I speak of is the new one from Anathema, the new Distant Satellites.

The album is very atmospheric, much like Evanescence and their ilk, with added elements of classical backing arrangements and some EDM stirred in. The vocals are extremely clear and clean, both male and female, and indicate some really solid talent from the artist, Anathema. This type of music isn’t something I normally look for, but I can definitely appreciate the effort and ability that the singers and producers put into this.

The Electronica bits become more pronounced as the record advances, in contrast to a slightly more classical bend with the first couple or so songs. The tracks do have some neat playing on them, on repeated listens, as Anathema is considered a rock band, with the guitars using several effects to really space out the sound of the songs, and feature a very talented piano accompaniment in the band. This is the tenth studio outing for Anathema, and Distant Satellites (distant satellites on the album itself) should prove to be a strong album to their fans. It really becomes a strong contender for an one republic co-headlining tour. For fans of one republic, Evanescence, Cold Play, Apocalyptica.

Technical Info for Distant Satellites;

Distant Satellites (Stylised as distant satellites) is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 9 June 2014 worldwide via Kscope. The album was recorded at Cederberg Studios in Oslo, with producer Christer-André Cederberg,[5] with some songs also mixed by Steven Wilson.

The artwork was created by Korean new media artist Sang Jun Yoo and based around his Distant Light Installation.

Words by Anathema:
distant satellites is the culmination of everything ANATHEMA been working up to so far in our musical path. It contains almost every conceivable element of the heartbeat of Anathema music that it is possible to have. There is beauty, intensity, drama, quietude, and extra musical dimensions that the band have previously only hinted at. All built on the song writing chemistry of Daniel, John and Vincent – and the haunting voice of Lee Douglas.

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