At the Gates Share New Song

2021-04-30 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 37 Comments
Gothenburg death metallers At the Gates shared a new song, 'Spectre Of Extinction', from their upcoming album The Nightmare Of Being, out July 2nd via Century Media Records. The album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Kreator, etc.) by Jens Bogren.

'Spectre Of Extinction' can be streamed below.



Vocalist Tomas Lindberg on the album's concept: "The overall theme deals with the topic of pessimism, and I have been diving deep down in pessimistic philosophers. Trying to understand this way of looking at the world. It is not a negative album, more a gateway into new ideas for me personally, trying out different perspectives. You could call the album an introduction to pessimism as a concept, I guess. It is a very dark album, but not negative…"

The Nightmare Of Being tracklist:

1. Spectre of Extinction 4:49
2. The Paradox 4:43
3. The Nightmare of Being 3:49
4. Garden of Cyrus 4:25
5. Touched by the White Hands of Death 4:07
6. The Fall into Time 6:45
7. Cult of Salvation 4:24
8. The Abstract Enthroned 4:26
9. Cosmic Pessimism 4:31
10. Eternal Winter of Reason 3:38

At 5 pm today (GMT) the official video for 'Spectre Of Extinction' will premiere on Century Media YouTube channel:



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WretchedCacophony
April 30th 2021
2123 Comments


this album could easily be a 3.8. Solid track. Vocals are a low point for these guys nowadays

BigPleb
April 30th 2021
62861 Comments


Song is pretty cool, Tomas' age catching up with him it seems though.

Kusangii
April 30th 2021
3139 Comments


I hate when they release the opener/closer as a single. Ruins the album experience

Madbutcher3
April 30th 2021
2830 Comments


it's alright, i like that they're making it more melodic but they play it too safe and don't really full explore it. it's like they are almost forcing themselves to avoid escaping their usual keys and chord progressions

Bfhurricane
April 30th 2021
6256 Comments


That was pretty dope.

JeetJeet
April 30th 2021
9387 Comments


the vocals are awful wtf

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JasonCarne
April 30th 2021
1164 Comments


This is pretty beneath their capabilities, bummer

Essence
April 30th 2021
6489 Comments


oh no those vocals! my man needs to just step away and let someone else fill

zakalwe
April 30th 2021
33855 Comments


Vocals are great. Sung with a set of stones cos the geezer is over the age of 35.

vermillionZ
April 30th 2021
358 Comments


It's alright.. was hoping for something more exciting and special though.

SputnikSweetheart
April 30th 2021
314 Comments


Saw these guys live twice in 2014 and 2019 and can guarantee the old man's still got it. Not sure why his vocals don't sound as strong on this one.
Song is tremendous though, strongest opener from the new set of albums. those screaming guitars coming at 3:23 legit freaked me out.
This should be good

ThyCrossAwaits
April 30th 2021
3584 Comments


“ I hate when they release the opener/closer as a single. Ruins the album experience”

I don’t mind the opener so much, but DAMMIT does it piss me off when they release the closer as a single. Like...what??

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mofongotron
April 30th 2021
44 Comments


I'm a big At the Gates fan, and I just finished listening to the track.

Based on the comments here, I was expecting the vocals to sound terrible, but to me they honestly weren't that bad, and halfway through the song I acclimated to them. I feel that musically, this song follows what they did with most of the previous album; while it may technically be more melodically sophisticated, I feel it lacks that simple At the Gates style catchiness that really pulls me in.

bloc
April 30th 2021
65507 Comments


lol did the vocals always sound like this?

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Makemebad35
April 30th 2021
990 Comments


Was pretty surprised with the track. Really solid.

TheSpirit
April 30th 2021
27729 Comments


The vocals sound fine. I like how this song and their last album have a more death metal presence than rather being just straight up melody.

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Mabbitt
April 30th 2021
1798 Comments


Song is pretty cool, vocals are fine. Some of the riffs are kind of bland, though, and the opening guitar lead playing the same notes as the arpeggiated chord (or whatever they did) just didn't sound good to me

edit: A couple of listens later and I'm digging it. Not as good as their last album or their classics, but it's still pretty cool.

NonApplicable
May 1st 2021
2866 Comments


Agree with the comments regarding the weak vocals. Tomas had a traditionally jagged bark that sounds notably horse and dull here.

XingKing
May 1st 2021
15315 Comments


I'm still holding out hope they will one day return to that Red/Fear style of riffing even though Alf hasn't been in the band for 30 years and Anders has left too

InFlamesWeThrash666
May 1st 2021
10041 Comments


Not very memorable

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Wizard
May 1st 2021
20340 Comments


it's alright, i like that they're making it more melodic but they play it too safe and don't really full explore it. it's like they are almost forcing themselves to avoid escaping their usual keys and chord progressions

Couldn't have said it better myself. They had some "alright" tunes on The War Within and while I appreciate that album as a stepping point back into their career, they probably should have just laid this to rest instead of retreading tired ideas.

parksungjoon
May 1st 2021
31674 Comments


>they probably should have just laid this to rest instead of retreading tired ideas.

this is sooo true for so many bands it should be enshrined on a golden plaque somewhere...

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naughtcturnal
May 2nd 2021
1825 Comments


i liked this nd it reminds me of subterranean-era in flames

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ItsTheSquirrel
May 2nd 2021
557 Comments


Song is bland as hell and the vocals sound just tired, not really looking forward to the album

Anthracks
May 3rd 2021
6731 Comments


“ I hate when they release the opener/closer as a single. Ruins the album experience”

Hmm... wait until the album comes out and don’t listen to the single? Solved?

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FabiusPictor202
May 3rd 2021
990 Comments


proabbly a 3/5 at best. Also, did I really just hear this guy say "death is the absence of all life"

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FabiusPictor202
May 3rd 2021
990 Comments


on second thought this was awful

Senetrix666
May 4th 2021
458 Comments


yep this is terrible

ShartHarder
May 4th 2021
23 Comments


sounds like an ATG tribute band

SIMBOLIC
May 5th 2021
5939 Comments


proabbly a 3/5 at best. Also, did I really just hear this guy say "death is the absence of all life"


Sounds like the vocalist just discovered atheism on youtube

FabiusPictor202
May 5th 2021
990 Comments


and smoking pole

MO
May 5th 2021
23263 Comments


Yeesh those vox...

StormChaser
May 5th 2021
733 Comments


lol the track is great but the vox really do drag it down, no punch or edge to them at all

combustion07
May 5th 2021
8349 Comments


The vocals do lack a punch but they aren't terrible imo. Honestly vocals is what typically make these older death metal bands new albums so disappointing to me too but here they're tolerable for me at least. The Red in the Sky is Ours has one of my favorite vocal performances of all time and I highly recommend anyone who hasn't heard it goes back and checks it and the Gardens of Grief EP. To me those releases were this band at their peak. Never cared for the Slaughter of the Soul sound as much though and based on the ratings here I suppose I'm an odd duck there. Main riff here is pretty solid. I'll give the album a shot

Paulstanley10
May 5th 2021
3 Comments


really good song. for me lindberg voice is better now that in 90's. At war with reality is a great record

Dedes
May 5th 2021
7674 Comments


Pretty sweet. Some of their best riffwork maybe ever imo but vocally Lindbergs age is creeping through in a bad way. They're not intolerable but certainly rather strained.

Flugmorph
May 10th 2021
24058 Comments


i can't with these vocals
i just can't



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