Eternity (Anathema album)

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Anathema Eternity.jpg
Studio album by Anathema
Released 11 November 1996
Recorded 1996
Studio The Windings, Wales
Genre Length = 57:54
Label Peaceville
Producer Tony Platt
Anathema chronology
The Silent Enigma
(1995)The Silent Enigma1995
Alternative 4
(1998)Alternative 41998

Eternity is the third album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 11 November 1996 through Peaceville Records.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
Silencio Hungary 5/5 stars [2]

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: 57:54



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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-09-03.