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Natural Disaster [Import]

AnathemaAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Although we live in an age where superficial thrills and instant gratification reign supreme, the world of music is still able to sustain artists who honour and celebrate those ancient and traditional values of creativity, artistry and the noble art of building a magical legacy. Formed in 1990, Anathema have long lived up to their name: a band that transcends transient fashion in favour of the ... Read more in Amazon's Anathema Store

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  • Audio CD (July 1, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony UK
  • ASIN: B000FGGEP4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,901 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Harmonium
2. Balance
3. Closer
4. Are You There?
5. Childhood Dream
6. Pulled Under at 2000 Metres a Second
7. A Natural Disaster
8. Flying
9. Electricity
10. Violence

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Naturally NOT a disaster. July 22, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is another successful addition to the Anathema discography, in the same vein as "Alternative 4" and "A Fine Day to Exit" (not as much "Judgement," even though that came out in between those) with its pianos and keyboards, and softer style songs. Anathema has been so far away from metal for a so long that I shouldn't even have to say this album isn't metal at all. Sure, some parts might be pretty heavy, but I still consider it heavier rock rather than metal. This album is very good but I still consider all 3 albums mentioned earlier better personally. And as always, Anathema?s lyrics are impressive.

It starts off calmly with "Harmonium," which slowly gets heavier, and is mostly a basic song? then comes "Balance" which kind of does the same thing. Here's the best part: Balance stops very suddenly and a new melody is introduced but seems like part of the same song. It starts off "Closer." This song is really cool; I don't know what it is that makes it so catchy and stuck in my head all the time. It has some very unique "robotic" vocals, and a very catchy melody with drums that keep building up. It is one of the few songs, on any CDs that I sometimes play 3-4 times in a row when listening to the CD. It?s definitely my favorite on the album. "Are you There" is a very emotional song, some may say it's melodramatic or cheesy, but it's not too much. It has prominent keyboards and Danny on vocals. "Childhood Dream" is a short but sweet instrumental, very melancholy and nostalgic. "Pulled Under at 2000 Metres a second" starts off with a very fast tempo, foreshadowing that it's going to be a relatively heavy song, and it definitely is.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Band Apart January 13, 2005
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I own all their albums and know how they've evolved. But the post-eternity-Anathema is something so beautifully carved onto rock music that one cant really escape its grip. My mood varies in marking "judgement" or "alternative 4" as their true masterpiece simply because when I hear the intro violins of "fragile dreams" & the immaculate literature in "inner silence" off alternative 4 and compare it with the heart ripping "one last goodbye" & the perfect composition of "emotional winter" of judgement, I get confused. For me the band has no main-stream and defined genre. It might get compared to katatonia or my dying bride or the sweet sounding opeth or even pink floyd-put-to-metal, but for me its a class in its own. "Temporary peace" was enough for me to get "a fine day to exit" and the cd cover of a lonesome boat surviving a disaster is more than enough to get "a natural disaster" as it speaks on its own about the profundity in their music.

A natural disaster has got nothing to do with their roots in terms of music genre. Neither has judgement, nor has alternative 4 and obviously not "a fine day to exit". It seems as if they've been changing the nature of sadness in all their albums, sort of like a maturity and persistence in melancholy in thoughts that makes them write those kind of lyrics and convert them into small musical master pieces. Now thats art. Malady in music is not about growling gothic stuff or screaming just like a guitar, its about maturity in the expression. My dying bride tend to do it, so does opeth with their exquisite lyrics.....but anathema is something else. While clinging on to its metal roots, it transforms into celestial kind of a sad impression marked with loneliness.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing September 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I can't understand how something can be so beatiful yet you can't touch it, that's how i feel about Anathema's music in this album and in A Fine Day to Exit, whenever i listen to Are you there?, Flying or Electricity i get this feeling that i can't explain it also brings so many memories, how can such a slow song bring this ruch of feeling to one's mind?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful as always May 24, 2004
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This album is amazing. It is a natural progression for a wonderful band that does not get the recognition that they deserve. I've been listening to Anathema for about 8 years now and every album has been an amazing. Their sound is very unique, putting you in a musical melancholic trance. This album is so much different than their very early work (Serenades,Pentecost III), yet the "Anathema" sound is still there. My personal favorites are Are You There?, A Natural Disaster, Flying, Electricity, and Violence. If you like this album, please check out Eternity, Judgement, Alternative 4, and A Fine Day To Exit. If you are a music lover, and appreciate the darker side of human emotion, then there is no way you will dislike Anathema.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a natural disaster February 27, 2004
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a lot of people dont think this album is any good. i cant see why. yes, it is a lot different then i excepted, and it took me a few listens to get used to it, but now i can't stop listening to it. i bought it when it came out in november in england, and i've been listening to it ever since. i love Are You There? it is one of the best songs i've ever heard. i don't know i just love the song, espically the warm, calming music. Flying, Electricity, and A Natural Disaster are also among my favorites.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good album
This album is sad and relaxing together. Its not to hear it everyday unless you are a weirdo. The music is good and you have to hear it some times before you like it. Read more
Published on April 11, 2011 by KOURKOULOS NIKOS
3.0 out of 5 stars 3/5
This album is 3 stars because many of the songs are listenable. I rather enjoy listening to this album.
I just recommend this album. Addy.
Published on November 11, 2010 by Addy got somethin' to say
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful...
I have been trying for the last few years to find a alt rock band with the sound of Anathema and sadly I have failed in my search. Read more
Published on October 8, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric Ear Candy
Good Disc. Disregard the review below, it is obviously not that bad. Some people dont have the required patience for this stuff.

Might I say very 'Radiohead'-ish. Read more
Published on May 13, 2009 by Dons Word
4.0 out of 5 stars Floydian
A great atmospheric Floydian work that keeps you interested. Great sound that would make Roger Waters smile. I hope to hear more from this band in the future. Read more
Published on August 28, 2008 by NEOPROG RAN
5.0 out of 5 stars A new path, but always good...
Anathema is a band who wants to improve their music in each step they take. Actually, they are capable of it. This album and the older ones are the proof. Read more
Published on November 24, 2007 by D. Baser
5.0 out of 5 stars gets better with age
I don't like to throw 5 star reviews around when there are so many other ones here, but considering the play time this disc has received in my car, I can't justify anything less. Read more
Published on January 11, 2007 by Hai T. Phan
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest and most progressive and beautiful albums ever...
Sure, Anathema started out as a British Doom Metal group, being one of the great pioneers of the genre. Read more
Published on October 1, 2006 by eternal now
1.0 out of 5 stars This is the same band that brought us Pentecost?
This is ridiculous, I can't believe any of you people actually like this. Well, actually I can seeing as how people listen to Marilyn Manson and the like, but to the person who... Read more
Published on February 27, 2006 by O. R. Garcia
3.0 out of 5 stars HMM... LACK OF INSPIRATION?
I WON'T SAY MUCH!!

Just listen to Hecate Enthroned - The Spell of the Winter Forest (from the album: Slaughter of Innocence) especially to the second half of the song... Read more
Published on October 31, 2005 by Adrahil
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