Slaughter of the Soul is the fourth studio album by Swedish melodic death metal band At the Gates, released on October 3, 1995. It was their last album before their eleven-year breakup from 1996 to 2007. Slaughter of the Soul is considered a landmark in melodic death metal and played a major role in popularizing the Gothenburg scene, alongside The Jester Race by In Flames and The Gallery by Dark Tranquillity. The album was recorded and mixed in Studio Fredman, early 1995.
Produced by At the Gates & Fredrik Nordström. Album Slaughter of the Soul. Slaughter of the Soul Lyrics. Never again On your force-fed illusions to choke You feed off my pain Feed off my life. There won't be another dawn We will reap as we have sown. Always the same My tired eyes have seen enough Of all your lies My hate is blind. Slaughter of the soul Suicidal final art Children, born of sin Tear your soul apart. Never again My tired eyes have seen enough Of all your lies My hate is blind.
Slaughter of the Soul is masterfully crafted in design, both technically and lyrically, And through sheer talent At The Gates managed to create, or at least contribute to a new genre of music, melodic metal core. A hybrid of melodic death metal fused with elements of metal core, Without this album, bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage as well as Unearth and many more simply would not exist today if not for Slaughter of the Soul. Slaughter Of The Soul is fantastic from start to finish and does not let off the throttle. Blinded By Fear, Slaughter Of The Soul, Under A Serpent Sun and Cold are some of the stand out tracks from the album. The album has also managed to stand the test of time and is amazing even in to date. Without giving too much of the album away I do wish to tell you about two of the tracks off this album, Blinded By Fear and the title track Slaughter Of The Soul.
Slaughter Of The Soul is now firmly established as one of the most influential metal albums released during the 90s. The so-called ‘Gothenburg sound’ has become such a ubiquitous part of modern metal’s sonic vocabulary that few would dispute At The Gates’ status as pioneers. Recorded early in 1995 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, and overseen by noted producer Fredrik Nordström, Slaughter Of The Soul was At The Gates’ first album for new labelmasters Earache Records, home to many of the Swedes’ own favourite bands, including Morbid Angel and Carcass. Signing to Earache was undoubtedly a commercial step up for Jonas and his bandmates, but they felt no pressure to make a particular type of metal album. Those songs, those riffs, those performances, it was all just a big coincidence, Jonas grins. I am pretty certain we didn’t have a plan.
Earache Records 11 At the Gates Album Photos. Album (Studio full-length). 1. Blinded by Fear (3:12) 2. Slaughter of the Soul (3:02) 3. Cold (3:28) 4. Under a Serpent Sun (3:59) 5. Into the Dead Sky (2:13) 6. Suicide Nation (3:36) 7. World of Lies (3:35) 8. Unto Others (3:11) 9. Nausea (2:24) 10. Need (2:36) 11. The Flames of the End (2:57). All album photos (11,646).
For a record released so recently as 1995, Slaughter of the Soul has gained quite some notoriety. With At the Gates, this dubious honour seems to have fallen to Slaughter of the Soul, possibly because it was the last full release they made before breaking up, or maybe it is actually their finest work
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Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||Blinded By Fear||3:12|
|A2||Slaughter Of The Soul||3:02|
Lead Guitar [Additional] – Andy LaRocque
|A4||Under A Serpent Sun||3:59|
|A5||Into The Dead Sky
Music By – Jonas Björler
|B1||World Of Lies||3:35|
|B5||The Flames Of The End||2:57|
- Recorded At – Studio Fredman
- Mixed At – Studio Fredman
- Mastered At – Transfermation
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Earache
- Copyright (c) – Earache
- Artwork [Logo Concept] – Frequent Form
- Artwork, Photography By – Kristian Wahlin*
- Bass – Jonas Björler
- Co-producer – At The Gates
- Drums – Adrian Erlandsson
- Lead Guitar – Anders Björler
- Lyrics By – Tomas Lindberg
- Mastered By – Noel Summerville
- Musician – Charile (tracks: A1 Intro)
- Photography By – Bjorn Mankner
- Producer – Fredrik Nordström
- Rhythm Guitar – Martin Larsson
- Vocals – Tomas Lindberg
Notes7 panel lyric inlay printed both sides. Black cassette with on-body print. "MADE IN USA" moulded on one side only.
Recorded and mixed in Gothenburg May - July 1995
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 45316 01434 0
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|MOSH143CD||At The Gates||Slaughter Of The Soul (CD, Album)||Earache||MOSH143CD||Australia||1995|
|MOSH143||At The Gates||Slaughter Of The Soul (LP, Album, RE, Ora)||Earache||MOSH143||US||2002|
|MOSH143FDR||At The Gates||Slaughter Of The Soul (11xFile, FLAC, Album, RM)||Earache||MOSH143FDR||UK||2014|
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