"Anamnesis" is a song from Denver, Colorado heavy metal group, Immortal Sÿnn' s sophomore album, Force of Habit (May 7, 2021). It was the first single to be released from that album.
Recording took place at Rusty Sun Audio in Parker, CO with engineer Nick Nodurft, and the
song was released digitally on June 12, 2020 to all major streaming platforms as well as the
band’s merch shop.
While the aforementioned album, as a whole, saw the group continue into the realm of thrash metal, as seen on the previous Capitol Punishment EP, "Anamnesis" shows the more melodic side of the band and is a polished track made for radio.
The song was the first to be composed entirely, both lyrically and musically, by the band's
drummer, Axel Berrios. Lyrically, the song tells the story of a man experiencing nightmares after the death of his lover, and creating a fantasy world in order to cope with the loss. The music draws its influences from traditional metal artists such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, with hints of some power metal mixed in as well.
Due to line-up changes after the band's 2019 summer tour, the instrumentation on the track was done entirely by drummer Axel Berrios and guitarist/founder, Tony Z. Axel handled all drum and bass parts, while Tony Z played all guitar tracks. This single also marked the debut of vocalist, Duel Shape, who has a style heavily-influenced by bands such as Cinderella, Dangerous Toys, and Mötley Crüe. Tony and Axel both contributed vocal harmonies to the track to coincide with Duel's ripping leads.