After buying Pentecost III, I was sure I had exhausted Anathema's worthy recordings. As a huge fan of Darren's vocals, I wasn't sure I could stand anything else. Well, I overcame my fear recently and bought Silent Enigma. I have no regrets, whatsoever. It turns out the vocals (performed by guitarist Vincent Cavanagh) are excellent, though different from Darren's. People have compared them to Celtic Frost. I've only heard a couple of CF songs, but I guess its a fair comparison. The music follows the path that Pentecost III was taking. No extreme changes have taken place. While each of the songs were pretty different from each other in P3, though, these songs are more consistent. That doesn't mean they're all the same song, they just fit together in a single album better. Overall, I was impressed with the general quality of this album. While nothing jumps out at me as brilliant, this is well produced and performed, original doom. I recommend this to fans of previous albums, but cannot speak for fans of recent albums.