Gateways to Annihilationby Morbid Angel
Gateways to Annihilation is a continuing statement of purpose from Morbid Angel: "We are an uncompromising death metal machine." The disc isn't a tremendous leap in style for the band, but is rather a refinement of their brutal craft. They sound like accomplished musicians throughout, creating a soundtrack of utter torment and famine. The group can blow heads off with their speed, as on "To the Victor the Spoils," and also drag bodies through mid-tempo muck, exemplified on "At One With Nothing." When the two approaches meet up, as on "Opening of the Gates," the result is blistering. This track is particularly indicative of Morbid Angel's strength of composition, rife with the sort of tight, intelligent dynamics that mark the album. And of course, lead player Trey Azagoth pushes the envelope all over the place, his trebly explorations of the astral plane offering relief from the band's thuggish bottom-end. The creative and fierce Gateways to Annihilation is textbook Morbid Angel, another triumph for longtime fans and an excellent starting point for new listeners. ~ Matthew Kantor
- Release Date:
- Earache Records
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This cd is just amazing it takes you to a new world (just close your eyes and lie back), and that is what trey likes to do with the music that M.A. produces!! WOW!!
Mordid Angel is one of the best death metal bands,they make the best sounds with those guiters, this cd is heavy all the way! great vocals i just round it off to best evrything!!