- Broken Base: To Drink from the Night Itself. Was it a good follow up to At War with Reality or even Slaughter of the Soul? Or was it a disappointing mess that just so happened to be tampered by Century Medianote
- There's also people that prefer the band's OSDM material and others that prefer their melodeath output. However there are people that prefer both sides of the coin.
- 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! - Considering it's one of the greatest metal albums of all time, Slaughter of the Soul is bound to get some hate.
- "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny - Tons of Metalcore bands have copied the sound displayed on Slaughter of the Soul, therefore 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.
- Tough Act to Follow - At the Gates released Slaughter of the Soul in 1995. Then they disbanded on a good note. Oh, wait! 2014 brought us At War with Reality, and although it was critically acclaimed it's not on par with Slaughter.
- Vindicated by History: As with "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny above; the huge influence of Slaughter of the Soul towards the melodic metalcore subgenre, coupled with the fact that Metalcore itself has become a Dead Horse Genre leads to Slaughter becoming a significant album in heavy metal history. It is now seen as one of the four highly-influential Melodic Death Metal albums along with Heartwork, The Gallery, and The Jester Race.
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