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2.50 | 11 ratings | 3 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Die Laughing (3:58)
2. Faith, Hope, Self-Deception (5:26)
3. God of Death (3:55)
4. Metamorphosis by the Well of Truth (4:37)
5. Dreamon (2:27)
6. Can't Kill What's Already Dead (3:38)
7. Insurrection (4:31)
8. The Enigma of Number Three (5:29)
9. Drain of Blood (3:59)
10. The Temple / Erratic (8:44)

Total Time 46:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Fredrik Schälin / Vocals, Guitar
- Andreas Allenmark / Guitar
- Henrik Drake / Bass
- Conny Pettersson / Drums

Releases information

CD Season of Mist (2001)

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ANATA Dreams of Death and Dismay ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
Good, but non-essential (45%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by UMUR
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2 stars "Dreams of Death and Dismay" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Swedish death metal act Anata. The album was released through Season of Mist in April 2001. The bandīs debut album "The Infernal Depths Of Hatred (1998)" was to my ears a pretty generic sounding US influenced death metal album. Decent but ultimately too standard to stand out.

On "Dreams of Death and Dismay", Anata pretty much continue where they left off on the debut album. US influenced death metal with a few hints to the more melodic Swedish variant. Thereīs nothing wrong with the level of musicianship on the album and thatīs actually the greatest asset this band has because they have real trouble writing memorable music. Now death metal is per definition very powerful music but thereīs a big difference in the way the music is composed and delivered by the leaders and the followers in the genre. The material on "Dreams of Death and Dismay" are generally generic and lack any form of original approach and itīs obvious that Anata belong in the latter catagory of followers. Listening to this album Iīm not able to tell that itīs Anata Iīm listening to and thatīs a real issue in my book. Thousands of bands sound like this. After only a couple of tracks my attention start to wander and thatīs always a bad sign.

"Dreams of Death and Dismay" is a very generic sounding death metal release and Anata unfortunately seem content with just playing run of the mill death metal. However as the level of musicianship is high, the sound production is decent, and thereīs nothing really offensive on the album (other than the fact that the material are generally pretty bland) a 2.5 star (50%) rating is still deserved.

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3 stars And now, more goods from the technical swedish death metal band Anata. Dreams Of Death And Dismay is their second album. The album cover sucks. But the album is a good choice. If you are hoping a swedish old school death metal or another "gothenburg scene" act, this is not the one for you. ... (read more)

Report this review (#992210) | Posted by VOTOMS | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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 partic ... (read more)

Report this review (#244786) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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