Anatema - The Silent Enigma 2-LP (Black vinyl)
Anathema's second full length release The Silent Enigma is a pummeling, doom-laden dark melancholic rollercoaster of emotion and misery. One of the more well known modern doom metal bands, which drew heavy influence from the great Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride. I will be the first this album has influenced many great bands(Lacrimas Profundere for starters looking at you) as well but despite its undeniable quality I do feel it is a tad inconsistent. Very worthwhile release nonetheless, with quite an excellent contrast of aggressive doom and reflective and at times hypnotic clean electric guitar passages.