Atena are a band from Norway that plays a very modern and progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Possessed" which was released by Indie Recordings.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later while the vocals are mostly death metal growls as well as the music also mixing in a great amount of modern prog metal elements and angry shouting vocals are also used at times.
Clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while some songs also bring in a small amount of melodic vocals along with female vocals also being used briefly, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion as well as a brief use of synths and as the album progresses elements of nu metal can also be heard and when the music speeds up it also adds in a small amount of blast beats.
Atena plays a style of death metal that is very progressive while also adding in some nu and modern metal elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album and cover depression, hate and fear of the unknown.
In my opinion Atena are a very decent sounding modern progressive death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Possessed" "Death Eating" "Lock Shut" and "Heartless". 7 out of 10.