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At the Gates

One of the more melodic death metal bands to expand beyond Sweden and spread their sound across the world alongside peers such as Entombed, At the Gates played a significant role in the death metal genre before breaking up in 1996, leading to the formation of the Haunted. The group's first lineup -- Tomas Lindberg (vocals), Anders Bjorler (guitars), Adrian Erlandsson (drums), Jonas Bjorler (bass), and Alf Svensson (guitars) -- formed in late 1990, recording the Gardens of Grief EP for the Dolores label. They toured Sweden with well-known groups such as Bolt Thrower and Dismember before eventually signing to Peaceville Records, who released their The Red in the Sky Is Ours album. In 1993, they replaced Svensson with Martin Larsson on guitar, released their second album, With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness, and toured the U.K. with Anathema and Cradle of Filth. Next came their Terminal Spirit Disease album in May 1994, furthering the band's reputation with critics, who championed their fresh approach to death metal. This acclaim also led to their signing by Earache, who released their Slaughter of the Soul album, which seemed a more realized approach to the melodic style of death metal the group had alluded to on previous releases. Unfortunately, just as At the Gates began to win even more acclaim -- a nomination at the Swedish Grammys, heavy rotation on MTV's Headbanger's Ball, two successful U.S. tours with Morbid Angel and Napalm Death -- the group splintered, with the Bjorler twins and Erlandsson forming the Haunted and Lindberg forming Hide. The band reunited in 2007 to play a series of shows. They continued to perform live sporadically over the next few years, but claimed they would no longer record until, in 2014, a full 19 years after the release of their last album, they announced that they would be issuing a new studio effort. At War with Reality, a concept album inspired by the literary genre of magic realism, was released in October through Century Media and was every bit as powerful as their previous releases. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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At the Gates

Top Songs by
At the Gates

  1.   Song
  2.   Blinded by Fear
  3.   Slaughter of the Soul
  4.   Under a Serpent Sun
  5.   At War With Reality
  6.   Cold
  7.   Death and the Labyrinth
  8.   The Flames of the End
  9.   Into the Dead Sky
  10.   Blood of the Sunsets
  11.   Raped by the Light of Christ
  12.   The Dying
  13.   Suicide Nation
  14.   World of Lies
  15.   The Burning Darkness
  16.   Kingdom Gone
  17.   The Night Eternal
  18.   Upon Pillars of Dust
  19.   Order From Chaos
  20.   The Conspiracy of the Blind
  21.   Heroes and Tombs
  22.   The Circular Ruins
  23.   El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
  24.   Bister Verklighet
  25.   Captor of Sin
  26.   Through the Red
  27.   Ever-Opening Flower
  28.   Stardrowned
  29.   The Architects
  30.   Primal Breath
  31.   Non-Divine
  32.   The Break of Autumn
  33.   Beyond Good and Evil
  34.   City of Screaming Statues
  35.   Night Comes, Blood Black
  36.   The Scar
  37.   Neverwhere
  38.   Windows
  39.   Within
  40.   Through Gardens of Grief
  41.   The Red in the Sky Is Ours/The Season to Come
  42.   Legion
  43.   The Swarm
  44.   Terminal Spirit Disease
  45.   And the World Returned
  46.   Forever Blind
  47.   The Fevered Circle
  48.   The Beautiful Wound
  49.   All Life Ends
  50.   Unto Others
  51.   Nausea
  52.   Need
  53.   Eater of Gods
  54.   The Head of the Hydra
  55.   Claws of Laughter Dead
  56.   The Book of Sand (the Abomination)
  57.   City of Mirrors

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