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A Fine Day to Exit

Anathema Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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1. Pressure
2. Release
3. Looking Outside Inside
4. Leave No Trace
5. Underworld
6. Barriers
7. Panic
8. A Fine Day To Exit
9. Temporary Peace

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A Fine Day to Exit, the sixth album in 12 years from Liverpool's portentous Anathema, sees them moving away from their gothic roots and toward a strange hinterland where the dynamics and brooding passion of Radiohead's OK Computer goes hand in hand with the dark edge of the final Soundgarden records and the full-on rock power of Cradle of Filth. Vincent Cavanagh's deep, sonorous voice invites comparison with both Chris Cornell and Roger Walters, and songs like the piano-led "Pressure" and the heartfelt title track revel in a sense of isolation and grandeur. "Underworld," meanwhile, repeats the line "This feeling is over" like it's the penultimate event of the band's existence. While a little too in thrall to Radiohead in spots, this is still a powerful and moving album. --Everett True

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5.0 out of 5 stars "If it keeps you sane than it's ok..." June 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album, with its ethereal and extremely emotional swells, most notably in the song "Temporary Peace" where it is sung "there's so many many thoughts when I try to go to sleep but with you I start to feel a sort of temporary peace there's a drift in and out" is the quintessential example of an artist's album. It provokes thought and creates the most tranquil and powerful ambiance. This album will make you fall in love with the world and forgive all those who may have done you wrong. I strongly recommend that this album have a place in your music library. Do not make the mistake that many of the other reviewers have by sobbingly dismissing this album not on its merits but through mundane comparisons to Radiohead and previous Anathema albums. This album is truly a masterpiece. This group of artists has truly created beauty with this album and I thank them with all my soul.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No exit for anathema Dec 6 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a more exprimental record from anathema than their earlyer records. A little more proggresiv elements in it. The songs are fuzzyer and not so clearsounded than on judgnent, less gotich than eternety and silent enigma. This is a new sound in anathemas groving and take you to another level in the music.The records theme is about a fake suicied. It is not so harmonic and mellow than judgment, it`s more rougher songs on this one, still there is deeper and quietnes almost reflection in some parties on this. It`s swinging between aggresion,sadness,melancolic feeling, reflection and hysteria. Maybe it`s because of the records theme the sound is more unclear and muddy. It took me a while to understand this record, when I have listen to it for a while it become more understanding and I become truly to the sound on this album. And for me it`s tell me that this is a good record, it have to grov inside you, then it become`s great. Deatails and harmonics that you don`t heared before will become there for you`re ears and the music becomes more hole and theigt. This is a powerfull record from anathema, lots of energy but have quetness and reflection inside of it self. If you like a theme records you`ve will like it. A bit like Pink Floyd The Wall in it`s composition. I recomend you this one. Great songs on this record is:Pressure,Looking inside out,Panic,A fine day to exit but if you want to understand this record you have to go deeper and listen to the whole album as one piece. Then it becomes great.Enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars No more doom metal Nov. 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
As I was reading a review for this cd in a magazine, the person who reviewed it called it; New Doom Cd by Liverpool's Anathema. I beg to differ because if he actually listened to the album, none out of the 9 songs on this masterpiece can even come close to be called "doom metal".
People have said that Anathema is trying to get picked up by Radiohead and Coldplay fans, but although i love both of those bands, I don't hear that much resemblence to them. I feel that Anathema is in their own league of music, a combination of atmospheric rock and alternative rock, with some of their earlier gothic sounds.
No, this cd wont be picked up on radio or MTV, but I do believe that you should pick this cd up. It is definitly worth the 5 star rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a masterpiece...a gift from God Oct. 29 2003
Format:Audio CD
I read a review in a magazine about Anathema, and it caught my attention because it mentioned how the were influenced by Radiohead, one of my favorite bands. I also like gothic stuff, and it mentioned how Anathema played gothic music. So I ordered the cd at a CD store, (because I live in a part of the world where you can only buy cds that are played on the radio)and as soon as Pressure came on, it drew me into its total beauty and I have not been able to leave.
Such songs like Barriers, Underworld, Release, Looking Outside Inside, Panic, Release, A Fine Day to Exit, A Temporary Peace, and Leave No Trace.... notice I mentioned ALL of the songs, are perfectly written. There is nothing more I can say about this cd except to buy it. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Day to Exit Oct. 6 2003
By rolly
Format:Audio CD
This could be the most underrated album of all time. Then again what should one expect when a second rate band releases such a masterpiece which should be up there with Radiohead's OK Computer if not way above. Be warned though. Whereas previous Anathema releases where basically full of brilliantly crafted but silly and immature songs about common feelings (love, hate, joy, pain), this one is a lot more mature and sophisticated and many people may simply not get it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ok, here we go... May 5 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
ive read all of the reviews of this album and thought id add my two cents. first off i have been an anathema fan since eternity. that being said, i have seen the transformation they have undergone. alternative 4 was pretty cool, judgement was absolutely mindblowing, and now a fine day to exit. when i first heard this album i didnt like it, i was still all about judgement. now two years after its release i bought it, my opinion has changes... i love this album. once i got over my obsession with judgement i saw the full beauty of this release. its a very atmosheric listen, a welcome change to grinding metal. is it different from their previous releases, yes. is it a good thing, yes. it is necessary for bands to evolve. who wants to hear the same songs over and over? people are comparing the album to radiohead and pink floyd. think about that... listen to pablo honey then to kid a... listen to piper at the gates of dawn then to the wall... bands change, but great bands remain great. buy this cd, you may not like it at first, but you will.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Day To Purchace
I read the editorial review and wonder if the reviewer has ever actually listened to this album. Apart from Les Smith having a short stint with COF, the Cradle of FIlth reference... Read more
Published on Jan. 26 2003 by Joe Awesome
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you....
....to whatever inside my head convinced me to buy this cd. for months i would pass this album wondering if i should try it(not having heard anything by this band previously). Read more
Published on Nov. 18 2002
2.0 out of 5 stars This has nothing to do with JUDGEMENT
The first thing that I must say is that I immensely loved "Judgement", that was the reason why I bought this album. Read more
Published on June 6 2002 by Luis
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Album
Even though Anathema has completely evolved from their old style, this album is genius. This was my introduction to the band, but it made me want to own all of their work, and I... Read more
Published on May 25 2002 by IcemanJ
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Anathema's Greatest
Why can't this band get popular? If untalented bands like Limp Bizcuit can somehow find a way into mainstream media and actually get attention, why can't a talented band like... Read more
Published on May 24 2002 by Bret
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
being a fan since the pentecost 3 days, i have seen this band undergo quite transformation, most of which has been very good. Read more
Published on May 19 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars easy listening. . .
Wow! This album is really cool. I haven't heard much of Anathema's older stuff, but I guess it had more of a metal feel to it, or so everyone says. Read more
Published on April 4 2002 by Ryan
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