Anathema is an English band who, along with Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride, rounded out the "Peaceville Three" and served as a Trope Maker for both Death/Doom and Gothic Metal. Their later stuff moved away from both genres and towards a form of atmospheric rock, with influences from Goth Rock and Progressive Rock.

They formed in 1990 as Pagan Angel, releasing the demo An Iliad of Woes before changing to the current band name. In 1995, vocalist Darren White left the band; rather than find a replacement vocalist, the band appointed guitarist Vincent Cavanagh as vocalist, eventually leading to the Genre Shift.

Current lineup:

  • Vincent Cavanagh (lead vocals, guitar)
  • Daniel Cavanagh (guitar, vocals, keyboards)
  • Les Smith (keyboards)
  • Jamie Cavanagh (bass)
  • John Douglas (drums)
  • Lee Douglas (additional vocals)

Former members:

  • Darren White (vocals)
  • Duncan Patterson (bass, keyboards)
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels (drums)
  • Martin Powell (keyboards, violin)
  • Dave Pybus (bass)
Discography:
  • Serenades (1993)
  • The Silent Enigma (1995)
  • Eternity (1996)
  • Alternative 4 (1998)
  • Judgement (1999)
  • A Fine Day to Exit (2001)
  • A Natural Disaster (2003)
  • We're Here Because We're Here (2010)
Anathema provides examples of the following tropes:
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