New Anathema/Alcest Road Report
10/16/2013 2:27:19 PM by Etiam

"It's good to finally meet you." Brushing aside a tangle of bangs and shading his eyes against the glare, Anathema's Vincent Cavanagh gives the crowd a grin. With his dark disheveled locks, leather jacket, black collared shirt half-unbuttoned, and rock star boots, he looks like the well-adjusted cousin of The Cure's Robert Smith or Edward Scissorhands. One superfan a few rows deep shouts, "I've been waiting eight years!" Vincent points at him, smiles wider, and replies, "We've been waiting even longer."

Hard as it is to believe, Anathema have never before toured North America. They appeared twice at the Milwaukee Metalfest in the hard rocking, long-haired era of 'A Fine Day to Exit', but that festival has been defunct for a decade. Through much of that time it seemed Anathema were also outbound, stretching out a couple DVDs, a single, and a revision of old songs ('Hindsight') over seven years without an album of new material...

Anathema tapped a fresh spring of energy from the second they appeared. Brothers Daniel and Vincent Cavanagh have a rare chemistry as frontmen and partners, able to share the spotlight or command it equally. Their vigorous presence established an immediate rapport with the audience, from the neck-craning devotees of the front row to those leaning on the upper balcony out deep in the darkness."

Link: [Full Road Report]

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