Nate O. Austin Fletcher. Daniel Fazio. Purchasable with gift card. Sold Out. Shackled to Guilt A Problem Yet to Be Solved Entropy Within Dance to the Song of Apathy The opener, Shackled to Guilt, is a sonic roller coaster ride, furiously alternating between chunks of grinding riffage and hard-driving harmonies.
Sewerages of the Mind is a work of dizzying complexity, rivaling even the best compositions on such legendary albums as Suffocation's Pierced from Within and Cryptopsy's Whisper Supremacy. The Drowning effortlessly weaves in a lead line that WILL bounce around in your head for days, and boasts some surprisingly tasteful solos to boot. The album concludes with a bona fide epic in the form of Any Kind of Magic or Miracle, which actually introduces some relatively quiet and atmospheric elements into the mix, but there's still plenty of uncompromising brutality on display.
Ultimately, this album and band probably won't find too many followers outside of traditional death-metal circles, but that's too bad, as Anata have a lot to offer for the more open-minded listeners out there. For the record, when I'm in the mood for some extreme metal I generally gravitate towards more adventurous bands such as the Dillinger Escape Plan, Meshuggah, and Converge, but I still managed to find a lot to like here. For tech-death it certainly doesn't get much better. There's a whole new wave of metal around I mean NEW, not 'nu'.
Sweden's Anata are a fine example of modern metal -- not particularly concerned with conforming to any one of the bewildering array of subgenres, more interesting in simply rocking hard. Anata can grind when they want to, shred when they want to, dazzle you with breakneck time changes and ornate arrangements when they want to. Damn, I can't think of much they can't do.
And none of it sounds contrived, like they've deliberately pieced together all those bits I mentioned before. It's natural and spontaneous, and absolutely where metal has got to today. No one with an interest in the genre should be disappointed with this. You might even want to play it to non-metalheads, just to show them what can be done. One person found this helpful. See all reviews.
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Leaving The Spirit Behind. Sewerages of the Mind. Shackled to Guilt. The Drowning. Under the Debris. Esoteric Malacology by Slugdge. Some of the best progressive death metal I've ever heard. Nasty, fungal and slimy. Dunes by Sutrah. Highest class of catchy but still brutal progressive death metal with lots of atmosphere. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good. Listen while you read! Add Comment.Jan 01, · I hadn't heard of Anata until I caught a track from Under A Stone With No Inscription on a free CD with Terrorizer Magazine. I thought that track was pretty good and so bought the Album as soon as it was released. I wasn't disappointed because I found a death metal album /5(14).