Anathema – Distant Satellites (2014)

Distant Satellites, upon its release, marked a quietly confident return for the band, with the band’s sound maturing further yet again. Just when you think Anathema could not have evolved any further, they came out and dropped this. Distant Satellites is subtle yet emotionally dense, restrained yet soaring in ravines of ups and downs, warm yet cold with tales of loss and despair. The Cavanagh brothers et al have song writing down to a fine art of their very own (it’s worth checking out the album on the strength of the title track alone).