Ok, so I like all Anathema albums to some degree, but the last album (We're Here Because We're Here) just sounded too pretentious and lame. The songs were almost just as boring live. If I want to hear something similar, but a lot better, Steven Wilson will take care of that.
Anyway, why am I talking about Anathema? I hear you ask... Well these guys have clearly been influenced by Anathema when the band were original (who else sounded like Anathema back in the day?!) and not trying to appeal to girls who listen to indie rock and wannabe prog. Well, I imagine maybe this is what Anathema would've sounded like had they been the 'same people' mentally, who wrote classic's such as 'Serenades', 'Pentecost III', 'The Silent Enigma' and even the criminally underrated 'Eternity'.
'One Day Less' sounds modern, yet old skool at the same time. The singer uses both death and clean vocals as well as the occassional 'Crying' vocals that Tom Warrior and the two Anathema singers both did in the earlier days. It gives the album a nice touch that feeds the nostalgia perfectly.
The review below mine is one of the reasons I brought this album actually, and I'm glad I did. Excellent album for fans of early Anathema, My Dying Bride, A Dream of Poe and The Foreshadowing (check out those bands I've just mentioned if you haven't already).
Great solid gothic death/doom album with some pretty long epic songs on here.
Very emotional in an honest and not winging way.
Enjoy and support doom metal!