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

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