Stopgap before the best swedish death metal album ever?,
This review is from: Terminal Spirit Disease (Audio CD)
There's only a few studio tracks on this release, but, as with everything At The Gates released, it was good. The quality of the live tracks was good too, and they didn't detract from the release.
If you haven't got any At The Gates, then this isn't the best place to start, try their best album, Slaughter of the Soul.
As with the rest of their catalogue, it's all melodic swedish death metal. This isn't melodic in the Arch Enemy sense of the word, or the In Flames sense either. It'sdefinately still death metal, with just a hint of thrash. You may have heard the Bjorler brothers now playing in the Haunted, and Adrain Erlandsson is now in Cradle Of Filth, and Tomas (Tompa) Lindberg has done many things since, including the Crown and Lock Up. His vocal style is very un-death metal as it's quite high, but it fitted with the dry and brittle, but biting and low-end riffage. The drumming is definately old school, as there is less of an emphasis on blastbeats and more on the sort of style that Death made famous with their first three albums.
Mainly one for completists and fans of At The Gates, but a good release nonetheless...