- "Untouchable, Part 1" - 6:14
- "Untouchable, Part 2" - 5:33
- "The Gathering of the Clouds" - 3:27
- "Lightning Song" - 5:25
- "Sunlight" - 4:55
- "The Storm Before the Calm" - 9:24
- "The Beginning and the End" - 4:53
- "The Lost Child" - 7:02
- "Internal Landscapes" - 8:52
Although I'm a little disappointed it doesn't stray far from WHBWH and seems to convey a lot of the same ideas, I find it very genuine, emotive and a thoroughly enjoyable listen. The lyrics and melodies are simplistic but effective. I think there's greater continuity here whereas WHBWH's second half sounded considerably proggier than the first. The highlights for me being the quiet joy of "Lightning Song" and the powerful crescendo of "The Beginning And The End"*. I'm also somewhat surprised to see it get such a high rating on MetalStorm because it's a far cry from the death/doom/gothic metal days of The Silent Enigma or even the piercing sadness of Judgement/A Natural Disaster.
My favourites by Anathema will remain The Silent Enigma, Alternative 4, Judgement and WHBWH (despite the point mentioned I think it's a really strong album, Steven Wilson's involvement is also a plus) but I can see Weather Systems getting repeated plays in the future.
*Do you notice the prominence of "silence" as a lyrical theme for Daniel Cavanagh throughout his career? :]