An Unexpected Reality

Gatecreeper - An Unexpected Reality
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Gatecreeper take a risk with "An Unexpected Reality" and it works perfectly. The first seven song are incredibly short, however they sort of coalesce to become one pummeling fist of bad-ass death metal riffs and crushing vocals. Think of the first seven songs as a combination of punches before the final uppercut to the chin, which is the unbelievably epic and ferocious closing track, "Emptiness". The track is 11 minutes of fucking wildness, the progression is surprisingly ... read more


I probably should have seen that this was death metal before I went in


It's brutal! It's merciless! It's a solid death metal release with heavy production and thick guitar tones... there's no joke, this actually gets a recommendation from me. An Unexpected Reality is a mini album of sorts from Gatecreeper, being a series of very short tracks under 2 minutes each, and having a monstrous 11 minute closer. It reminds me of Meshuggah's Catch Thirtythree in that way, where it is a string of brief tracks all connecting together into one giant track. Speaking of which, ... read more


Starved - 4/5
Sick of Being Sober - 3/5
Rusted Gold - 4/5
Imposter Syndrome - 4/5
Amputation - 3/5
Depraved Not Deprived - 3/5
Superspreader - 4/5
Emptiness - 3/5


“AHHHHHHHH” that’s how all the 1 minute songs sound and then the last song is good, bit slow at points but honestly better than the partial mess beforehand.


Ok, is this an LP or an EP? The info posters need to make up their minds. Anyway, this was decent. Solid riffs, good pacing, and the vocals were done pretty well. However, the production was quite bad at times, so some of the songs with the more impressive songwriting went a little bit to the wayside.

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Added on: January 13, 2021