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Band
At the Gates
Title
To Drink from the Night Itself
Type
LP/EP
Company
Century Media
YOR
2018
Style
Death
Band / Release Notes
At the Gates is a Swedish death metal band from Gothenburg, a major progenitor of Gothenburg-style melodic death metal.

This is their sixth studio album.
6/4/2018 - Review by: Eric Compton
Career highlight; brimming over with melody, aggression and a softer texture
It was a shock to see co-founding member Anders Bjorler depart from the band last year. However, At the Gates push on with new guitarist Cliff Lundberg, who may or may not have contributed writing to this new effort. The new album is a career highlight, brimming over with melody, aggression and a softer texture that is both poetic and emotional. Highlight, and possibly the album's best representation, is "Daggers of Black Haze" with it's beautiful acoustic injection, building a desolate atmosphere that harkens back to the 90s era of Gothenburg's finest acts. Overall, a solid effort and arguably one of their best.
Recommended for fans of: Sacrilege, early In Flames, early Dark Tranquillity
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
3.5
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: AT THE GATES
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
To Drink from the Night Itself
2018
Century Media
Eric Compton6/4/2018
4

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