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YMMV: At The Gates
  • Broken Base: Did the band peak with The Red in the Sky is Ours and devolve into a sound that served as a bastardization of everything that extreme metal stands for, or did the band consistently improve until they released the fullest distillation of their sound with Slaughter of the Soul? Ask a fan and the answer will be given to you vehemently and passionately.
  • Face of the Band - Tomas Lindberg.
  • Fandom Rivalry - With Dark Tranquillity and, to a lesser degree, In Flames, depending on who you ask. Unfounded, as all three bands have toured together, are all currently signed to the same label - Century Media Records, and helped each other from time to time.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks - The reaction from longtime fans to Slaughter of the Soul.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny - So many damn bands have copied the chug-heavy power riffing style present inSlaughter of the Soul, it can be hard for first-time listeners to figure out what was so special about it.
  • Signature Song - "Blinded by Fear", the opening track of Slaughter of the Soul.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks - As with the popularity reaction above, many fans really hated Slaughter of the Soul; they're generally easier on Terminal Spirit Disease, despite the fact that it was with TSD that At the Gates turned to melodeath.

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