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