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At The Gates - Terminal Spirit Disease (9/10) - Sweden - 1994

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Peaceville Records
Playing time: 34:53
Band homepage: -

Tracklist:

  1. The Swarm
  2. Terminal Spirit Disease
  3. And The World Returned
  4. Forever Blind
  5. The Fevered Circle
  6. The Beautiful Wound
  7. All Life Ends (live)
  8. The Burning Darkness (live)
  9. Kingdom Gone (live)
At The Gates - Terminal Spirit Disease
Damn, I just got this! What hole have I been in? (I won't pursue that question any further...) AT THE GATES are still considered the forerunners of the Melodic Death Metal-scene, even after their demise, and this remains one testament to the staying power of their legacy, the other one being...well, you know..."AAAAAA-SlaughteroftheSoul-CHOOOO!"...

Bless me...

The wealth of memorable melodies and general darkness found herein is so beautiful, and in the course of only six songs! "The Swarm" starts with the sound of waves on the ocean, then enter the cellos, and slowly the band fades in with what must be "Example A" in the "Handbook For Melodic Death Metal". This really bridges the gap perfectly between the younger, more technical ATG back in the "The Red In Sky..."-days, and the more direct, in-your-face melodicism that would peak on "SOTS".

The only complaint I have here is that there are only six original songs and three not-so-great live-songs of older material. This is very disappointing, because the originals are so excellent. Either way, you should not be without this, my friend. This is where, oohhh, I'd say about 98-100% of all modern Swedish Melodic Death Metal takes a healthy nod from...

Gabriel Gose



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