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At the Gates is a band from Gothenburg, Sweden, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg death metal sound. Initially active from 1990 to 1996, the band reformed in 2007 for a reunion tour.

At the Gates was formed in 1990 by former members of the pioneering death metal band Grotesque. They recorded a debut EP, Gardens of Grief, for the Dolores record label, and sold cassettes, vinyls, and XL t-shirts to promote the recording. The EP… read more

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  • unfortunately, to my ears terminal spirit disease is trash, they lost it by that recording... it's just too bad at war with reality was too little too late for many old fans...
  • 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.
  • Pioneering Swedish death metal band whose heavy thrash and melodic power helped establish the Gothenburg sound.
  • 1,000+ scrobbled just for you ATG!
  • fuck it, last album the best work ATG of all time.
  • ATG interview at Download festival
  • pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów At the Gates
  • At the Gates is the best thing that ever happened to melodic death metal, imo.
  • 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.

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