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

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