MARKING 25 YEARS, THE CLASSIC FOURTH ALBUM FROM THE UK MASTERS OF EMOTIONAL PROGRESSIVE ROCK & METAL, PRESENTED ON LIMITED MARBLE VINYL.
Anathema formed in Liverpool in 1990, initially under the name of Pagan Angel & grew from a heavy doom/death metal style act into a more progressive & melodic group, blending rock elements with strong atmospherics inspired by classic acts such as Pink Floyd & Radiohead. The band signed with Peaceville Records after recording the ‘All Faith Is Lost’ demo in 1991 & is known for being part of the hallowed Peaceville doom metal trinity in the early 1990’s (alongside fellow UK bands Paradise Lost & My Dying Bride), with some highly influential releases in the early part of their long, esteemed career.
Released in 1998, ‘Alternative 4’, Anathema's fourth studio album, quickly became the band's best-selling & most highly regarded release to date. Containing evocative atmospheric passages & emotional Rock anthems, ‘Alternative 4’ represented a giant progression from the band's previous work & hinted at the massive changes to come. Displaying a more mature sound than the band's earlier recordings, this is the album that gave birth to the more conceptual approach, which the band took further on such albums as a ‘A Fine Day To Exit’, ‘A Natural Disaster’ & beyond, leading up to some of their most revered work under the Kscope label.
This edition of ‘Alternative 4’ marks 25 years since release & features the album presented on limited marble-effect vinyl.