In the year of our lord 1995, from the frozen Swedish port of Gothenburg there came a sound unlike anything before. It was called "Slaughter of the Souls" and heralded a new era for melodic death metal, inspiring legions of bands and responsible for thousands of head banging repetitive strain injuries.
Enough with the pretentious prose: Joe and friend of the show Abe went to see At The Gates perform at the Glass House in Pomona. It was fucking amazing. Here's the story, and a look back at the band that took Swedish death metal on a wild decades-long ride that resulted in the birth of metalcore.
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