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Anata (band)

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Years active  1993–present
Website  www.anata.se/
Associated acts  Beseech, Eternal Lies
Origin  Varberg, Sweden (1993)

Labels  Earache, Season of Mist
Past members  Mattias Svensson Martin Sjöstrand Robert Petersson Andreas Allenmark
Members  Fredrik Schälin, Henrik Drake, Conny Pettersson
Genres  Technical death metal, Melodic death metal
Albums  The Infernal Depths of, Under a Stone with No Inscri, The Conductor's Departure, Dreams of Death and Dismay, War - Volume II

Anata is a technical death metal band from Varberg, Sweden that formed in 1993.


To date, they have released two demos, four albums and a split album with Bethzaida. In 2005, they completed recordings for an album titled The Conductor's Departure, released in June 2006 on Earache Records/Wicked World Records. Anata have toured Europe with death metal acts such as Dismember, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, and Psycroptic. In 2006 Anata played at Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore, their first United States appearance to date. Anata have also performed at festivals in Europe such as Fuck the Commerce, Neurotic Deathfest, and Gothenburg Deathfest.

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Musical style

Their style employs significant use of dissonance, including contrapuntal structures employing whole- and half-step harmony, as well as dissonant chords. As their music relies greatly on melody and counterpoint, in contrast to most death metal bands who focus more on moving chords and percussive effects (especially complex palm muting patterns), they are sometimes labeled melodic death metal. However, most fans consider this to be an inaccurate characterization, as the term generally refers to a particular style of death metal, namely, the "Gothenburg metal" sound pioneered by bands like In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, rather than simply death metal with a strong melodic element. Anata, though hailing from Sweden (considered the birthplace of melodic death metal), bears little resemblance to these bands; they bear a stronger resemblance to technical death metal pioneers such as Cynic and Atheist, who also employed a great deal of counterpoint (for both bands, the two guitars and bass are rarely playing the same part). However, Anata has little of the jazz fusion influences that Cynic or Atheist had, instead fusing the contrapuntal style with the modern technical death metal style of bands such as Psycroptic and Decapitated.


  • Bury Forever the Garden of Lie (Demo, 1995)
  • Vast Lands of My Infernal Dominion (Demo, 1997)
  • The Infernal Depths of Hatred (CD, Season of Mist, 1998)
  • WAR Vol. II - Anata vs. Bethzaida (1999, split album with Bethzaida)
  • Dreams of Death and Dismay (CD, Season of Mist, 2001)
  • Under a Stone With No Inscription (CD, 2004)
  • The Conductor's Departure (CD, 2006)
  • Greed Conquers All (CD, 2011)
  • Current members

  • Fredrik Schälin − lead vocals, guitar (1993-present)
  • Henrik Drake − bass (1996-present)
  • Conny Pettersson − drums (2001-present)
  • Former members

    Anata (band) Deadtidecom Reviews Albums Anata quotThe Conductor39s Departurequot
  • Mattias Svensson − guitar (1993–1996)
  • Martin Sjöstrand − bass (1993–1996)
  • Robert Petersson − drums (1993–2001)
  • Andreas Allenmark − guitar, backing vocals (1997–2008)

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    Downward Spiral Into MadnessThe Conductor's Departure · 2006
    Better Grieved Than FooledThe Conductor's Departure · 2006
    Can't Kill What's Already DeadDreams of Death and Dismay · 2001


    Anata (band) Wikipedia

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