At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
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kalkal50
May 11th 2007



2386 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Sweet album and review.

Cravinov13
May 11th 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The sound of his voice is annoying as hell.

Monticello
May 11th 2007



805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^ Not to me it isn't. I love his voice.

Cravinov13
May 11th 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Well to me it is, get over it.

Thor
June 1st 2007



10176 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

*click-click* :D

SynGates
June 2nd 2007



2467 Comments


that shotgun click is incredible.

Thor
June 2nd 2007



10176 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It's probably the most metal moment in any album.

rattlehead42147
June 2nd 2007



1345 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i just got this the other day and it sounds pretty great actually

rasputin
October 23rd 2007



14516 Comments


Slaughter of the Soul is really good album, and imo is the straightening up of their earlier, sloppier work. Not to say that their earlier albums are bad, I think they are very good, but they weren't as direct as Slaughter of the Soul.
Blinded by Fear is one of my favourite tracks, and it saddens me to see generic hardcore bands ripping off it's riffs (I Killed the Prom Queen). Boo to them.

Tyler
Emeritus
October 29th 2007



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I spend a lot of time making fun of this. I'm sure a lot of people wonder why. Here's a brief quote taken from another site that almost completely captures my opinion:

It has not fallen to the depths of later Carcass or new Metallica, but it has dropped the progressive stylings in favor of very typical speed metal done with a slight technical flair but mostly, through its rough permutations and basic sense of pentatonic harmonics, it remains dressed-up heavy metal as a sad coda to the career of the Gothenburg band. The same self-unravelling harmonizing riffs, liquid solos and strong sense of color of sound are here, but each has gone through a sanitizing process to be brought closer to mainstream music, demonstrating that what is technique is far from what constitutes the artistic content of each song. For most At the Gates listeners, they will believe this album is their favorite until they hear it ten years from now in the context of other At the Gates works, in which case they will see this as a transparent commercial album made to pander to the middle of the metal audience.


masscows
October 29th 2007



2236 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well, that's Gothenburg in a nutshell...

Zoo
October 29th 2007



3759 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I see that list rekindled the loathing you feel for all the hype this album gets, Cocaine.

Tyler
Emeritus
October 29th 2007



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No, that's shitty watered down garbage like this album. Not all melodeath has to be some douche bag playing a harmonized lead over a pathetically fast and bland drum beat.

LifeInABox
October 29th 2007



3708 Comments


Yeah, certianly along the lines of later Metallica, huh, Masscows?

masscows
October 29th 2007



2236 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, certianly along the lines of later Metallica, huh, Masscows?
no youre fucking stupid, learn how to read

Tyler
Emeritus
October 29th 2007



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The Metallica reference in that quote is to the mass commercialization and watering down of their sound.

masscows
October 29th 2007



2236 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5



No, that's shitty watered down garbage like this album. Not all melodeath has to be some douche bag playing a harmonized lead over a pathetically fast and bland drum beat.
What I meant was that Gothenburg (not melodic death in general) has, at least to my knowledge, become very watered down and commercial (In Flames, Soilwork, etc are all very commercial and watered down, at least in recent years).

Tyler
Emeritus
October 29th 2007



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Soilwork has always been watered down/shitty. In Flames has always been average.

masscows
October 29th 2007



2236 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, in correspondence with At the Gates and the rest of the Gothenburg crew.

Thor
October 29th 2007



10176 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I disagree with the latter.



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