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At the Gates

At the Gates are a now defunct Swedish melodic death metal band who are considered by many to have had a great influence upon the genre. Originally formed in 1990 after Grotesque broke up, the band combined the speed and anger of thrash metal with the burgeoning death metal scene in Gothenburg, Sweden, crafting a unique sound. Their most famous album is Slaughter of the Soul, released in 1995. They are part of the "New Wave of Swedish Death Metal" which includes bands such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Hypocrisy and Soilwork among others.When At the Gates broke up in 1996, drummer Adria ...read more

At the Gates are a now defunct Swedish melodic death metal band who are considered by many to have had a great influence upon the genre. Originally formed in 1990 after Grotesque broke up, the band combined the speed and anger of thrash metal with the burgeoning death metal scene in Gothenburg, Sweden, crafting a unique sound. Their most famous album is Slaughter of the Soul, released in 1995. They are part of the "New Wave of Swedish Death Metal" which includes bands such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Hypocrisy and Soilwork among others.When At the Gates broke up in 1996, drummer Adrian Erlandsson, bassist Jonas Bj?r and guitarist Anders Bj?r formed The Haunted while vocalist Tomas Lindberg bounced around among many groups including Skitsystem, Disfear, The Crown, Lock-Up, Nightrage and The Great Deceiver. Adrian Erlandsson left The Haunted to join UK gothic metal outfit Cradle of Filth later on. Rumours on Blabbermouth.net emerged that At The Gates would re-unite for several shows, but these rumours have been put down by members of the band.

At the Gates was:Tomas Lindberg - Vocals (Nightrage)Anders Björler - Guitar (The Haunted)Martin Larsson - GuitarJonas Björler - Bass (The Haunted)Adrian Erlandsson - Drums (Cradle of Filth, The Haunted, Brujeria, Paradise Lost) « hide

Similar Bands: In Flames, Grotesque, Carcass, Dark Tranquillity, Dismember

LPs
Slaughter of the Soul
1995

4.2
1,480 Votes
Terminal Spirit Disease
1994

3.8
466 Votes
With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness
1993

3.6
297 Votes
The Red in the Sky Is Ours
1992

3.5
374 Votes
EPs
Cursed To Tour
1996

3.3
5 Votes
Gardens of Grief
1991

3.7
109 Votes
Live Albums
Purgatory Unleashed: Live At Wacken
2010

4.3
29 Votes
Compilations
The Flames Of The End
2010

4.4
21 Votes
Suicidal Final Art
2001

3.3
48 Votes

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