Anathema: Untouchable (live in Bulgaria) http://youtu.be/XFo332Y5uIA
I haven't said much of anything about Anathema since seeing them twice on the Prog Nation cruise (outside of saying they were one of many highlights)...but yeah - I'll say again that they were a highlight! The first set was in the evening on the pool deck and the second a few days later in the main indoor theater on the Norwegian Pearl (similar to Chorus Line on the Majesty).
It was my first time seeing them, and in short: they were marvelous & truly won me over. Much of their recent music is quite under-stated & low-key (albeit excellent) on record, yet live their sound & performance is so much more rich & multi-layered somehow. If I ever get around to posting a complete review of Prog Nation, I'll elaborate more then. (I will be done soon, as in Andy "soon."
And, of course Anneke van Giersbergen was spectacular on the cruise as well - she has easily moved into a top female vocalist spot in my mind. I might have mentioned this before, but I saw her perform 4x on the ship - 2x solo & 2x as a guest during Devin's set. Same with Danny Cavanagh - saw him twice with Anathema & 2x as a guest during Anneke's sets. Really, really, REALLY beautiful.
Obviously, most of the music mentioned is very non-metal (with the exception of some of the Devin/Anneke stuff)....so it would seem a stretch to me that Anathema (for example) would ever be on a metal cruise like 70K even though many have requested them. But, who knows?
Danny & Anneke doing Untouchable 2: http://youtu.be/bFKmS_t4qck