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Slaughter of the Soul

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Digitally remastered and expanded two disc (CD + PAL/Region 0 DVD) edition of the Swedish Death Metal band’s 1995 album including eight bonus tracks and a bonus DVD. Get your fill of Speed/Thrash Metal, Hardcore, Punk and Heavy Metal with At The Gates’ Slaughter Of The Soul reissue with a bonus DVD containing rare concert footage of their 1995 show from Krakow, Poland. The eight bonus tracks on the audio disc are ’Terminal Spirit Disease’, ’Cold’, ’The Swarm’, ’Blinded By Fear’, ’Nausea’, ’Forever Blind’,’ Need’, and ’Kingdom Gone’. Earache.

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  • Not too many bands can reunite around a 13 year old album and have it be as crushing as anything contemporary to that time. ATG proved to do just that, spending the summer of 2008 on a reunion tour based largely on the popularity of this album.

    This album provided the template for which most, if not all, modern melodic death metal is based. Without this album there wouldn’t be many of the melodeath metal bands that subsequently came out afterwards, nor would there be the whole NWOAHM movement on the opposite side of the Atlantic. This album was well ahead of its time and the only thing regrettable about it is that the band who released it broke up soon after it was put out. I can’t fathom what ATG may have done afterwards, though I’d like to imagine it as a more metal/less punk version of Disfear, and even then that’s still pretty B.A.

    The title track is great, but all of the tracks on this album deliver a shot in the arm like drinking 15 glasses of coffee at once. The bonuses are pretty cool too and even features a cover of Slayer’s “Captor of Sin.” That in itself is pretty rad.

    I recommend this album to all fans of metal as well as any music fan that wants to know what GOOD metal should sound like.

    Posted on March 14, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • In ‘95 this type of music in the metal scene was fairly rare so that alone ought to give this album 5 stars. It’s fast, it’s aggressive, it’s melodic and the vocals are more of a shriek then a death metal growl which already wins points for some. It’s sort of like Dissection but with better production and a little more thrash to it then black metal. If you like old “In Flames” or even mid 90’s “Opeth” you’d probably like this, just don’t expect long drawn out acoustic melodies or clear vocals because this is straight up metal through and through. I would most certainly ask any fan of metal who hasn’t heard this to give it a listen since as far as I’m concerned it’s hard not to like.

    Posted on March 14, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • The high point of At The Gates’ recorded material. At The Gates are credited with one of the developers of the Gothenburg sound, along with In Flames and Dark Tranquility. If you like those bands, or newer ones like Arch Enemy, then this album should be in your collection.

    “Blinded By Fear” got some rotation on MTV when it came out. My favorite is “Cold,” but all of the songs are strong. As other reviewers have pointed out, these are not highly complex Opeth-like songs, just straight-ahead death metal that is well-played and produced.

    Posted on March 14, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • The convergence of speed/thrash, death and elements of doom all rolled up into one neat little package. If you are in search of serious metal then look no further than right here. If you can’t bang out to this then check yourself into your local hospital and have a MRI done. Pad the walls when you spin this one, you will find yourself in a one person mosh pit by the end of this release. Timeless metal. Just tryout the intro on the second track and you’ll be screaming “GO” along with the CD.

    Posted on March 14, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now