Grew up listening to SoTs in my teen years but now I can't even listen to Blinded By Fear to the end.
The Red in The Sky is Ours as well as the subsequent records up to Terminal Spirit Disease deserve more credit.
I don't listen to a lot of melodeath anymore, so "At war with reality" was pretty refreshing for me. There are some catchy tracks to be found there, plus, pretty good live in general.
Slaughter of the Soul is a perfectly legit album, only posers who want to shine with their oh-so-unique old school tastes hate it. Just because it's not "The Red in The Sky..." or the first half of "With Fear..." doesn't mean it's not good. It's really funny watching people try and justify why it's a bad album "Well, it sure has catchy riffs and memorable songwriting, but uh... my Incantation-loving buddies told me it killed death metal so I guess it sucks!".
Reunion album was allright, if a bit tired and predictable (it was obvious they were gonna play it safe). No Alf Svensson, no Red in the Sky, deal with it. Listen to Alf's Oxiplegatz project for that sort of stuff.
"how can you call their comeback a failure? omg, 20 years later and this takes me back to the sound of 95. Sure a little better production but still keeping that sound alive."
Wrong era of At the Gates you would want to sound like. Sure it's the most memorable, but unless you only like metalcore, they could have done better. They sure are keeping "that" sound alive. That is if you want to sound generic.
"similar to The Red in the Sky is Ours? the first thing that comes to mind is Eucharist - A Velvet Creation ... maybe you could also give Ceremonial Oath - The Book of Truth a shot." Don't forget North from Here by Sentenced.
New album is still better than the crap In Flames has been releasing.
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Новый альбом не сразу, но все-таки зашел. сначала продакшн не понравился и этим оттолкнул от альбома, потом как-то притерлось ухо. радуют постмитальные нотки, явное приобретение за время простоя, но по сути это все те же ATG.
'At War With Reality' has made it into my top 20 for 2014. Big surprise that! But find out why exactly by clicking the link: http://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/album-of-the-year-2014-number-11/