Anathema is a British progressive rock band from Liverpool. He was trained in the late 1980s by Darren White, the Cavanagh brothers, Danny and Vincent, and bassist Duncan Patterson.
Originally a group of death-doom and gothic metal, Anathema evolve over the years towards a rather psychedelic rock, atmospheric and progressive, as did the group Antimatter, where Patterson officiated.
Anathema was formed in England in the late 1980s in Liverpool by Darren White, the Cavanagh brothers, Danny and Vincent, and bassist Duncan Patterson. The band is one of the pioneers of death-doom with My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost>, a musical style that mixes the slowness of doom metal with the vocal style and musicality of the then nascent death metal movement. The first album, Serenades, released in 1993 is an example of this style.
After the release of EP Pentecost III in 1995 and the departure of their vocalist Darren White, Anathema changes musical direction. On Eternity (1996), the group abandons the throaty voices and evolves towards a more atmospheric music, until the appearance of electronics in its last compositions.