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Last year's 'VII Dogmata of Mercy' was my first contact with Polish band called Cryptic Tales. Its synth-infested black metal doesn't suit for my ears, so the band thought that they'd send me their 1993 debut album 'Anathema'. Or rather the reissue of it, that was released in 2009, the first time on CD, by Redrum666. To me it didn't come as a surprise, that 'Anathema' is a doomy death metal affair. Hey, that has happened with quite many bands, eh?! I mean the transition from doomy death style to a different musical sphere. Anyways, 'Anathema' stinks of old Swedish and Finnish death metal. It carries an ominous atmosphere, which has been amplified with the use of contrabass, classical guitar and some keyboard stuff. Also, the sound is very airy, echoing yet rumbling. Especially the low-t...
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