This is one of the best Anathema record ever to this day.It will stand to eternety. Fantastic sound, you will just be drawn away to a place inside your mind, dreamy and wonderfull, but still powerfull and full of energy. Gotich dark influences, some call this doom but their doom days where over with Serenades. This albums stands for it alone, it will goes in in the rock history for great album`s.Beautyfull singing, takes you through the hole specter of emotions, reflections and feelings. Great lyrics, great songs. Good harmonies takes the songs up to harder parties and down to mellow parties. They build their songs up like this, harder parties and down to mellow parties, guitar riffs, medly and back to lyrics and chourch. Into the song take another direction and opens a new univers of instrumential material.
You can hear it very good in the song Eternety part 1 and 2.
The opening intro to this record called Sentied is just wonderfull, played with synth. This album takes you there and back in a second, and you will ask for more. This is a hard album compare to their later relised- this record and Silent Enigma was their break from doom more and more, Serenades and Pentecost/crestfallen is their doom records with gruff singing voice. They have taken their music here on another level, you can hear that it`s doom influenced but not like their earlier records. This whole record is a masterpice. But if I have to recomend some of the songs her I would recomend Angelica, Eternety part 1,2 and 3, Far away and Cries in the wind.
Give this record a try, You won`t be disapointed.