Tag: At The Gates

Riff Police! Pull Over! #117: At The Gates Vs Trivium!

The last album from Swedish Melodic Death Metallers At The Gates before an 11 year hiatus was “Slaughter of the Soul“. A landmark album, it is considered alongside works by In Flames and Dark Tranquillity as one of the cornerstones of the Gothenburg sound. Produced by Fredrik Nordström (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Opeth) in 1995 and

Review: “Formations of a World Below” by This Is Endless

London Death Metal quintet This Is Endless are made up of members of Ted Maul, Dripback, Dead Beyond Buried and Onlsaught. Blending elements and ideolgies of Hardcore into their Death Metal frenzy, whilst never forgetting the undercurrent of groove in Hardcore of their roots, paid homage to the genre with the appearance of none other

Playthough: “Spiritual Destitution” by Mass Worship!

Mass Worship guitarists Fred Forsberg and Gustav Eriksson teach you “Spiritual Destitution” in this latest offering from the Guitar World “Sick Riffs” series. The Scandinavian quintet dropped their self titled album in 2019 and then joined our very own Brutality Will Prevail for a run of hardcore-meets-heavy metal riff shows with Forsberg stating: “We’re not

NEWS: Deathing celebrate debut EP with “Dead World Alive”!

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of reviewing the new EP from Deathing, cunningly entitled “All Hail The Decay“. It’s been five years in the works, the brainchild of the axis of evil that is Marko Mäkinen and Mikko Kivimäki and includes a ripper of a cover of “Blinded By Fear” by At The

Review: “All Hail The Decay” by Deathing

Back in 2014, the foundations of Deathing were paved from the ruins of band Ruindom when former bass player Marko Mäkinen dug up his guitar and started bombarding drummer Mikko Kivimäki with Death Metal riff ideas. He took the bait. Rami Vartiainen soon joined the fold to fill up the bass frequencies and with the

Under The Influence #47: NADA on “Masstaden” by Vildhjarta!

Progressive DJentlemen Vildhjarta formed in Hudiksvall Sweden in 2005 and are known for employing Meshuggah influenced jarring staccato riffs, harmonic minor chord progressions and when “Masstaden” was written back in 2011, a dual lead vocal attack. Recorded with Jens Bogren (Sepultura, At The Gates, Arch Enemy) handling mastering and guitarist Daniel Bergström handling production, the

Review: “Born Suffer Die” EP by Sacred Sin

Portuguese Death Metal purveyors Sacred Sin are preparing to release a full length album later this year and have advanced an EP worth of songs to give us a glimpse into what blood and thunder that might contain in the form of “Born Suffer Die“. Recorded at Rock n’ Raw studios in Lisbon in December

Review: “Loop Of Yesterdays” by Azusa

When Azusa released the critically acclaimed 2018 album “Heavy Yoke“, they declared themselves as creating “Avant-Thrash for the discerning listener“. A collective of players who you might have known better for their prior works formed the band in 2014 and with Eleni Zafiriadou of Sea & Air fame on vocals, Liam Wilson of The Dillinger

Under The Influence #40: Manalyth on “Ghost Reveries” by Opeth!

August 2005 saw Swedish Progressive Death Metallers Opeth make their major label debut with Roadrunner Records. They did so with their eighth studio album “Ghost Reveries“, produced by Jens Bogren (Sepultura, God Forbid, At The Gates) and saw just one promotional single in “The Grand Conjuration“. For the music video for the track saw it cut

Review: “The Birth of Hate” by Chronicles Of Hate

“‘The Birth of Hate’ is our first creation and is the beginning of our adventure. It’s a journey through the facets of the anger and motivations that feed it. This album talks about strong emotions and the breaking point from which you cannot go back. We mix different elements of metal for this release, you