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Anata - Dreams of Death and Dismay CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.50 | 11 ratings

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2 stars Ther second offering from this socalled innovative progressive death metal act comes across as a blend of the Gothenburg death metal scene and the American death metal scene. Actually, it is a blend of Suffocation and At The Gates, as far as I can detect. The Suffocation associations is particular strong on this album. But it is also pretty melodic and that is where the Gothenburg assosiations comes in.

Nobody should have any doubts that this band is extreme skilled musicians. This is why they have such a great reputation. Anata is one of the prime examples of why death metal has some of the most skilled musicians around. But skills does not always make good albums. Skills sometimes makes boring albums like this one. This album is clinically delivered without much soul. This is just a generic death metal album and that's it. The band is excellent; the album is bad. Anata can and must do better.

2.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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