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Visioneerie
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  19.09.2008 at 19:13
Anata are a technical death metal outfit hailing from Sweden. I don't think this band is due the attention they deserve, they seem a tad underrated for the quality music that they play. The great thing about Anata is that yes, they are technical but they keep that to one aspect of their sound as they also concentrate on great, mind numbing melodies and uncompromising riffs. Overall the songwriting is great, thoughts on the band ?
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  19.09.2008 at 20:43
Yep, really like Anata, they have quite a distinctive sound. Have only heard 'The Conductor's Departure' however but you're right in that they emphasise songwriting rather than out and out technicality. Highly recommended.
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  20.09.2008 at 01:19
I still need to check out their older stuff. Conductor's Departure is an album that I had to play a few times before it grew on me, and eventually it stuck. But sometime last year I checked out a song from their older album and it was way more brutal than the new - it was actually death metal!!

I'm still looking forward to what they come up with next.
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Visioneerie
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  20.09.2008 at 20:08
Written by Dangerboner on 20.09.2008 at 01:19

I still need to check out their older stuff. Conductor's Departure is an album that I had to play a few times before it grew on me, and eventually it stuck. But sometime last year I checked out a song from their older album and it was way more brutal than the new - it was actually death metal!!

I'm still looking forward to what they come up with next.

Yeah their older stuff is more 'raw' or perhaps heavier. You should get Dreams of Death and Dismay that's a great album.
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Guib

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  28.09.2008 at 19:07
Well what do you guys think about

Under a Stone with no inscription ?

I think the great moment of this album is Mainly Entropy Within
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RockeRoy

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  05.02.2009 at 10:31
I just got all their albums, i realy like what i hear, but what album should i start with? any recomandations? your favorit albums?
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ForeverDarkWoods

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  05.02.2009 at 16:47
Written by RockeRoy on 05.02.2009 at 10:31

I just got all their albums, i realy like what i hear, but what album should i start with? any recomandations? your favorit albums?

The Conductor's Departure is easiest to get into, but Under A Stone With No Description is the best.

That said, they're all very good albums in their own right.
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  07.02.2009 at 19:23
Yeah Start with Conductor's Departure you'll proly like Better Grieved Than Fooled .. which is my favorite on the album
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Visioneerie
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  13.06.2009 at 21:01
What about that outstanding guitar melody on 'Downward Spiral Into Madness' ..wow what a song in itself. I think they're using atonal harmonies. I've always thought that Anata (songwriter is Schalin for the most part i think) had a gift for unique melodies. Whether they be eerie and provoking or just plain out moving. Can't wait for the next album, this band has grown on me quite a bit.
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Visioneerie
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  20.06.2009 at 21:08
Entropy Within has to be one the best death metal songs ever, this band has brainwashed me. After whats probably to be a crappy Suffocation release, i've never put 'crappy' and 'Suffocation' together, i put my faith into Anata's next album to blow me away.

anyone else eagerly awaiting Anata's next album ? come on fools.
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  21.06.2009 at 05:17
I think that "Under a stone with no inscription" is just fucking great. A very underrated band I must say.

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Visioneerie
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  21.06.2009 at 19:00
Written by Crast on 21.06.2009 at 05:17

I think that "Under a stone with no inscription" is just fucking great. A very underrated band I must say.

Spot on, this band seems way overlooked for the quality music they play. I can relate to that though. The first time i heard Anata over a year ago i wasn't very much impressed, but they've quickly grown to be one of my favorite bands today.

if anyone's interested : http://www.metalstorm.ee/bands/band.php?band_id=2078
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stephenssaiyan

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  14.10.2009 at 07:55
I use to give a crap about this band.
Kimiwind
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  15.10.2009 at 14:19
Anata are so fucking technical !!one of the best been around in swedish death shit !! there lastest album is the best so far ( The Conductor's Departure ) near to perfection !! though still there previous ( Under A Stone With No Inscription ) so strong !! they improve in every album !! i really wish they could put on one in this year or in 2010 !!
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  06.10.2010 at 07:59
Written by Kimiwind on 15.10.2009 at 14:19

Anata are so fucking technical !!one of the best been around in swedish death shit !! there lastest album is the best so far ( The Conductor's Departure ) near to perfection !! though still there previous ( Under A Stone With No Inscription ) so strong !! they improve in every album !! i really wish they could put on one in this year or in 2010 !!


Yeah Man That would be sick !!!!! I'm always ready for Technical Rawness !
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AyΣm
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  06.10.2010 at 10:17
But they do not tour so much... I'm still waitin to see them, festival or other... Their first album is so amazin !
Guib

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  06.10.2010 at 10:34
Written by AyΣm on 06.10.2010 at 10:17

But they do not tour so much... I'm still waitin to see them, festival or other... Their first album is so amazin !


Thats true, I'd love to see them live
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CrypticMyth
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  06.10.2010 at 20:49
Apparently they've had a follow up to The Conductor's Departure recorded 2 years ago but they can't release it cause they have label issues or something like that. Now they're writing and recording one more I think.

Also, interesting piece of trivia:

Henrik Drake (on bass) has a PhD in Geology from Göteborg University and has five papers published. (http://www.skb.se/Templates/Standard____27300.aspx)
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  06.10.2010 at 21:01
Written by CrypticMyth on 06.10.2010 at 20:49

Apparently they've had a follow up to The Conductor's Departure recorded 2 years ago but they can't release it cause they have label issues or something like that. Now they're writing and recording one more I think.

Also, interesting piece of trivia:

Henrik Drake (on bass) has a PhD in Geology from Göteborg University and has five papers published. (http://www.skb.se/Templates/Standard____27300.aspx)


Fuck I hate labels... Theres always fuck up

And lol, interesting fact I didn't know that about the bassist !
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