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The Haunted - The Haunted

8.2 | 159 votes |
Release date: June 1998
Style: Thrash metal, Melodic death metal


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01. Hate Song
02. Chasm
03. In Vein
04. Undead
05. Chokehold
06. Three Times
07. Bullet Hole
08. Now You Know
09. Shattered
10. Soul Fracture
11. Bloodrust
12. Forensick

Additional info
Recorded and mixed in Studio Fredman, Göteborg, Sweden Nov - Dec 1997.

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Back when At The Gates called it quits, there was a lot of speculation about what would its members' future be. For the Björler brothers this new project called The Haunted was the way to proceed. Together with Adrian Erlandsson, Peter Dolving and Patrik Jensen they set out to explore something new and recreate Thrash Metal to their own image. To many people their first album, this self-titled, was a success. To me, unfortunately, it doesn't work.

published 04.12.2006 | Comments (13)

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03.01.2017 - 16:09
Rating: 5
I understand bands can have humble beginnings, but this really is one of the most stale and average melodic thrash debuts I've ever heard. Some of the guitar work here and there demonstrates moments of greatness, but when the songwriting is so predictable and lifeless, such instrumental aspects don't really matter. At a stretch I'd say the album's first few tracks are the best, but that's not saying much given they do practically the same thing as the rest of the album.
10.08.2017 - 14:48
Rating: 6
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Reminds me a bit of Anthrax.
The sun shines over The Fool...

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