Considered part of 'the Peaceville 3' - along with Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride - Anathema has carved out an admirable legacy since its inception at the turn of the 1990s. They've become a widely revered band both within the metal world and far beyond as their sound has progressed from doom/death metal into more atmospheric rock and progressive territory with each subsequent release.
The Silent Enigma, the band's second studio album, was the first release on which guitarist Vincent Cavanagh took over vocal duties from the recently departed Darren White. While Darren's vocals were guttural, Vincent's more varied style pushed the possibilities for Anathema onwards and upwards. On its 1995 release, The Silent Enigma was regarded as a fine example of highly-atmospheric and frequently emotional Gothic doom, spawning classic Anathema songs such as "Restless Oblivion," "Sunset of Age," "The Silent Enigma" and "A Dying Wish."
Lauded by the metal press and fans alike as a doom classic, the album's popularity has rapidly grown ever since its original release. This edition of The Silent Enigma is presented on picture disc vinyl with cut-out sleeve showing for the first time the fully expanded version of the original sleeve artwork.