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.