a great Swedish (as usual) album. energetic vocals good guitaring and overall good effect. its not as unique as the albums W.F.I.K.T.B.D. or T.R.I.T.S.I.O. ( why do the titles have to be so long) but unique enough (as far as i know) and some good experimentation with other, non-metal,instruments. if you like the experimentations with other instruments buy T.R.T.S.I.O. because in that album they actually get a violinist into the band making for some great songs( P.S. buy ELEGEION-ODYSSEY INTO DARKNESS)
2003 reissue of 1994 album features 12 tracks including 3 live bonus tracks recorded at Nottingham Rock City for MTV Headbangers Ball on July 27th 1993, ’Windows’, ’The Red In The Sky Is Ours / The Season To Come’ & ’The Burning Darkness’, packaged in digipak. Peaceville.
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I was first introduced to AT The Gates along with others like Dissection, Hypocrisy, Emperor, Dark Tranquility, Edge of Sanity, etc. Along with ATG, all these other bands are my “mother’s milk”, so to speak. Since ATG was one of my first introductions to Swedish Metal, I think that’s why this album is so close to me. It’s got great guitar lines, good, screaming vocals, and a drummer to match. I am especially fond of acoustic guitar work on albums like this, and “As the World Returns” is haunting, and beautiful all at the same time. Good use of the Cello, too. If you haven’t experienced ATG yet, try “Slaughter of the Soul” first. That’s a much more engrossing experience. But I still have to say that “Terminal Spirit Disease” is not bad. NOT bad at all.