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Gbhill
October 29th 2014


135 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm actually surprised how this one turned out. Need more listens but I like it a lot more than the initial tracks I heard before listening to whole album.

ShadowRemains
October 29th 2014


25085 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

”Raised in Sweden. Peaked in Britain. Co-opted by American teenagers.”




listen to intestine baalism

mifzal
October 29th 2014


3354 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

even at their worst DT is still DT

XingKing
October 29th 2014


14954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I was so worried when they announced a new album that it was going to be SotS 2.0 and then they claimed it wouldn't be. Sure enough, the album comes out and it's literally regurgitated ideas from Slaughter. It has a couple of moments that are cool but for the most part, this is insanely mediocre and has no reason for existing. Hell, some of the songs even sound like rehashes of older tracks like Cold and Forever Blind. What this band truly needed for a comeback was Alf. Why would you even bother releasing a new album without the guitarist who made you interesting in the first place?

XcKyle93
October 29th 2014


135 Comments


Did you give the album more than a cursory listen, XingKing? It sounds quite different from Slaughter of the Soul. Songs like the title track and The Conspiracy of the Blind certainly sound similar to stuff off of SOTS, but this album definitely sounds sufficiently different from a "SotS 2.0".

I thought the album was pretty lame myself after the first listen. It takes a few listens to sink in; it's not as instantly catchy as TSD or SOTS. Just like Tomas did in a few interviews, I liken it to their second album, With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness, which takes quite a few listens to "get."

Lord(e)Po)))ts
October 29th 2014


47250 Comments


retarded summery

Digging: Lapalux - Amnioverse

Wadlez
October 29th 2014


4922 Comments


summery shandy

Dryden
October 29th 2014


13551 Comments


they dont deserve to listen to intestine baalism

XingKing
October 29th 2014


14954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Comparing this to Burning Darkness is an insult. That album is their best and should be considered their defining material instead of Slaughter. I've been listening to this since it leaked and I firmly stand by my Slaughter 2.0 statement.

Dryden
October 29th 2014


13551 Comments


1.5

ResidentNihilist
October 29th 2014


1292 Comments


review's alright but suffers from being really stupid in places

”Raised in Sweden. Peaked in Britain. Co-opted by American teenagers.”

people who have their heads up their own arses usually say stuff like this

Uranium
October 29th 2014


7549 Comments


im probably gonna dl this and like it

Lowder91bird
October 29th 2014


613 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I haven't listened to the entire album yet. From what I have heard so far I would say It is decent but not great. I kinda wish this band just did a reunion tour rather than making a new album.

XcKyle93
October 29th 2014


135 Comments


"Comparing this to Burning Darkness is an insult. That album is their best and should be considered their defining material instead of Slaughter. I've been listening to this since it leaked and I firmly stand by my Slaughter 2.0 statement. "

Of course you'll stand by your statement; I've never seen anyone on this website (or, quite frankly, the internet in general) do otherwise. You also treat SOTS as if likening an album to it is pejorative. For whatever reason, it's "in" to treat SOTS as if it were a piece of shit. I'll never understand that, really.

Dizchu
October 29th 2014


287 Comments


Not sure about the digs at melodeath but I've been further discouraged from giving this album a listen.

Seeing At the Gates with Triptykon in December tho, hoping it'll be good.

PortalofPerfection
October 29th 2014


1991 Comments


Gotta love it when people claim entire genres/sub-genres are dead just because they don't personally like where they're at.

BigPleb
October 29th 2014


59901 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm liking this tbh, killer vocals.

Deviant.
Emeritus
October 29th 2014


32222 Comments

Album Rating: 2.7

Don't get any of the positive press this has been receiving on certain sites. Parts of this are a fucking chore to get through

Digging: Lapalux - Amnioverse

KingdomOfTyrant
October 29th 2014


691 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol

XingKing
October 29th 2014


14954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"For whatever reason, it's "in" to treat SOTS as if it were a piece of shit. I'll never understand that, really."



There is nothing wrong with SotS, it's a great album. But in the grand scheme of At the Gates, it was one of their weakest releases (prior to this album) in my opinion and yet somehow it spawned a million rip off bands when it's their earlier material that deserves the praise that Slaughter received.



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