Anata are a band from Sweden that plays a very melodic and technical form of death metal with some black metal elements and this is a review of their 1998 album "The Infernal Depths Of Hatred" which was re-issued on vinyl in 2016 by Kaotoxin Records.
A very fast, melodic and brutal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and high pitched screams while you can also h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile death metal growls and chaotic guitar leads make their presence known on the recording.
At times the solos and leads get very technical and melodic bringing in a style that was very common for Swedish bands of that era and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some tracks also bring in a touch of black metal and some of t he fast riffs also bring in a small amount of tremolo picking and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also bring in a cover of Morbid Angel's "Day Of Suffering".
Anata played a style of death metal on this recording that was very melodic and technical for its time without losing any brutality and also adding in a touch of black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anti Christian, Philosophical and Abstract themes.
In my opinion Anata are a very great sounding melodic and technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Released When you Are Dead" "Vast Lands/Infernal Gates" "Dethrone The Hypocrites" and "Day Of Suffering". 8 out of 10.