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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

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At the Gates

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

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