Eternity (Anathema album)

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Studio album by Anathema
Released 11 November 1996
Recorded April-September 1996, at The Windings, Wales
Genre Gothic metal, gothic rock, doom metal
Length 57:54
Label Peaceville
Producer Tony Platt
Anathema chronology
The Silent Enigma
Alternative 4
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars [2]
Silencio Hungary 5/5 stars [3]

Eternity is the third album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 11 November 1996 through Peaceville Records. Eternity marked the first shift in Anathema's style and sound from their doom metal roots to gothic metal. It features a version of Roy Harper's track "Hope".

It is the last album with drummer John Douglas before his return to the band in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sentient" (D. Cavanagh) 2:59
2. "Angelica" (lyrics by Patterson/music by D. Cavanagh) 5:51
3. "The Beloved" (lyrics by V. Cavanagh/music by D. Cavanagh) 4:44
4. "Eternity, Part I" (Patterson) 5:35
5. "Eternity, Part II" (Patterson) 3:12
6. "Hope" (Roy Harper cover) (David Gilmour, Roy Harper) 5:55
7. "Suicide Veil" (lyrics by Patterson/music by D. Cavanagh, Patterson) 5:11
8. "Radiance" (D. Cavanagh) 5:52
9. "Far Away" (Patterson) 5:30
10. "Eternity, Part III" (Patterson) 4:44
11. "Cries on the Wind" (lyrics by Patterson/music by D. Cavanagh, Patterson) 5:01
12. "Ascension" (D. Cavanagh) 3:20
Total length:


Guest musicians[edit]

  • Michelle Richfield - female vocals
  • Les Smith - keyboards
  • Roy Harper - spoken word on "Hope"


  • Porl Medlock - photography (band)
  • Mez - cover art
  • Jan Anderson - mastering
  • Martin Wilding - engineering assistant
  • Tony Platt - producer, engineering