17:56 - Marcel Hubregtse I don't hear any doom in Serpent at all. Also not in Marrow or any of their other works.
17:42 - 3rdWorld Serpent > Marrow. Serpent has a lot of doom influences and sounds really engaging, Marrow may be a pale reflection of their previous albums which I'm yet to hear but thats how it feels.
16:10 - Netzach The only "Serpent" track I still listen to is the instrumental Plateau of the Ages
16:04 - Marcel Hubregtse Marrow isn't a bad album but it isn't underrated either. Just look at the score for it here on MS, for example.
16:00 - musclassia I'd probably rank them Mantle>Ashes>Marro w>Folklore>Serpent - I think Serpent is fine but it's not nearly as memorable as the other albums. I prefer Marrow to Folklore, mainly for Nidstang and Ghost.... Mantle beats all though
14:44 - Apothecary Marrow is definitely second-weakest, but that's only because the other three albums you're comparing it to are such higher quality, I don't think it means that it's necessarily a BAD album
13:27 - Akatash Updated my dissonant metal picks: [link]
The first new At The Gates album since Slaughter Of The Soul already has a release date set. You only have to wait until October 27th, 2014 in Europe and October 28th in North America to grab a copy. That's when Century Media Records will release At War With Reality. The legendary Swedish band has just wrapped up recording, mixing and mastering work for their much anticipated comeback studio album. At The Gates have also announced their next international touring runs for 2015, which include visiting South Africa for the very first time in May as well as shows in Greece and Turkey and also Norway.
In the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), At The Gates held the recording sessions for At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir) and then proceed to mix the material with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator).
Vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in: "We are very excited to finally have finished this new album. An album that we've been working on for over a year now. It's by far the most challenging record that we have made, but it's an honest album and I think that you will feel that it is faithful to the legacy of At The Gates. We have, through the process of creating it, been true to ourselves and our art. From hearing the first demos that Anders presented to the band last summer, through the extensive stages of songwriting, pre-production, rehearsals, recording and mixing, we now finally got the finished album in our hands. We are very happy to have managed to produce an album that we feel is truly 'us'. Something we can all stand behind one hundred percent. I can't wait 'til you all get to hear it!"