Monday, 26 October 2015
Anathema: Universal (2013)
At first I didn't think the deeply moving music would work in a live setting, but I was very, very wrong. It works. The band is joined by conductor Dave Stewart and the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. They support but never overpower or fade; whoever set the levels did a grand job.
Everyone is on top form, but for me the most amazing moments come courtesy of Lee Douglas, whose voice is like unfiltered emotion transformed into a beautiful sound. She takes my heart from my chest, heals it, makes it better than it ever was before, and gently places it back in its proper place.
5 dreaming lights out of 5