Slaughter of the Soul

At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1995 Ratings: #29 / 445
User Score
Based on 43 ratings
1995 Ratings: #11
November 14, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Earache Records / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

This legion of imitators was what finally stamped Slaughter of the Soul as not merely excellent, but as an all-time classic and one of the most influential metal albums of the ‘90s.

80
Sputnikmusic

I want to avoid using the word "overrated" here, because of the strong responses it can evoke. I'll just say that Slaughter of the Soul amounts to a slightly disappointing, though solid, album, with something of an inflated reputation.

illusionist
92
From the moment the guitars come crashing in on "Blinded By Fear", At the Gates are on a mission to make two worlds collide. The darkness and aggression of underground death and thrash metal (unrelenting fury and speed)..... and the structure of standard rock/punk music (short, melodic songs built around hooks).

Astonishingly, the Swedes managed to mold these constituent elements together so well that it sounded like something completely new itself. To this day, I'm not sure I've ... read more
torogao12
90
I might say I hate melodeath... When I do please refer me back to this album
archetypewriter
80
Solid thrash and my favorite from At The Gates. Title track is the one.
itsyahboinoah
86
Masterpiece of the melodic death metal genre, only cons regarding this record is it can sound all to similar.
JayCrackers
85
One of the best melodic death metal records out there. Blinded By Fear and Slaughter of the Soul are easily in everyone's death metal playlists.

Track Review

Blinded By Fear 9.5/10
Slaughter Of The Soul 9.5/10
Cold 9/10
Under a Serpent Sun 9/10
Into the Dead Sky 8/10
Suicide Nation 8.5/10
World Of Lies 8.5/10
Unto Others 8/10
Nausea 8/10
Need 8.5/10
The Flames Of The End 7.5/10

Average: 8.5/10
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Added on: October 3, 2014