The Haunted is a Swedish metal band from Gothenburg. Their music combines Thrash Metal
, Melodic Death Metal
, and Groove Metal
, leaning the most towards the former two. However, despite where they come from, they don't have much in common with the Gothenburg style of melodeath. Three of its five original members were also members of At The Gates
, one of melodic death metal's pioneering bands. However, the band is not considered a supergroup. They emerged with their Self-Titled Album
in 1998 with a thrashy melodeath sound. It was well-received by the metal world, and the band went on to produce 6 more albums.
Not to be confused with the novels of the same name: Haunted 1988
and Haunted 2005