Release Date: May 18, 2018
Record label: Century Media
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal
Delving into a moody and diverse set of songs that shares more in common with their earliest releases than the one everybody seems to remember. I wonder what would have happened if Slayer had taken nearly two decades after Reign in Blood to release South of Heaven. South of Heaven enjoys a huge amount of praise, but would it be as universally accepted if Reign In Blood had been allowed to build twenty years of nostalgia and hype" If the criticism surrounding At The Gates' At War With Reality is any indication, the answer is fairly obvious.
More than a decade after reuniting, Swedish melodic death metal innovators At the Gates have finally made a record worthy of the excitement their comeback created. Unlike 2014's disappointing At War With Reality, their new album, To Drink From the Night Itself, marks a delayed reawakening of the band's melodic sense. At the Gates are still drawing on their own past--that's just standard procedure for any death metal act that's been around for a couple of decades.