Album Review: At The Gates – The Nightmare of Being

Gothenburg's favourite sons return with their most exhilarating yet brooding album to date - The Nightmare of Being. Anybody who knows At the Gates know they are no strangers in pushing boundaries, take for example opening track "Spectre of Extinction". Its mellow start weaves deceptively well into the band's style of death metal which is … Continue reading Album Review: At The Gates – The Nightmare of Being

Gig Review: At The Gates / Nifelheim / Deserted Fear – Camden Underworld (19th December 2019)

A stormy night in Camden doesn't stop a horde of melodic death metal lovers from venturing out to The Underworld. A three band line up with legendary headliners, At The Gates was more than enough to see off any woes of the blustery capital city. Deserted Fear opened the night touching on all things death … Continue reading Gig Review: At The Gates / Nifelheim / Deserted Fear – Camden Underworld (19th December 2019)

Gig Review: Behemoth / At The Gates / Wolves In The Throne Room – Kentish Town Forum, London (8th February 2019)

I haven’t seen Polish blackened metal titans Behemoth live since Tons of Rock festival back in 2016, so I was really looking forward to see what they had in store for their headline tour. Tonight was the third UK show of the band’s mammoth 28-date Ecclesia Diabolica Europe / UK / Ireland tour, and the … Continue reading Gig Review: Behemoth / At The Gates / Wolves In The Throne Room – Kentish Town Forum, London (8th February 2019)

Album News: The Way of Purity / Thy Despair / At The Gates / Wheel

News on more new and upcoming releases you may want to keep your eyes open for... The Way of Purity There are few bands with a common purpose beyond that of the music they create, those who ardently stick to that purpose, thus transcending the vagaries of the often soulless music industry and becoming a … Continue reading Album News: The Way of Purity / Thy Despair / At The Gates / Wheel

Album Review: At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself

I remember the day well, Saturday 2nd August 2008, when Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates took to main stage at Wacken Open Air to howls of delirium from the masses who had gathered to see these titans return after a ten year hiatus, following their break up at death metal's probable nadir in 1996. We wondered … Continue reading Album Review: At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself

At The Gates reveal details of “To Drink From The Night Itself”

Of all the classic death metal bands to deliver another record in 2018, At The Gates are probably among the very most anticipated, especially with 2014's incredible comeback, At War With Reality under their belt. Now, the Swedish melo-death legends have lifted the veil on album number six, titled To Drink From The Night Itself. The album, set … Continue reading At The Gates reveal details of “To Drink From The Night Itself”