The Melodic Death Metal Thread

First Post January 17, 2020 01:36 AM

At The Gates - "Slaughter Of The Soul" (1995)

I've been revisiting this little beauty this morning. Despite the fact that melodeath isn't exactly my cup of tea, this album has always managed to transcend that obstacle & sits amongst the best examples of that subgenre that I've ever come across. The crispness of the production, the precision of the performances, the spite in the vocal delivery & the urgency in the overall sound are big drawcards for me. I do find that some of the more melodic chorus sections take me further out of my comfort zone a little more than I'd like which is why I can't score it higher.

4/5

February 18, 2020 07:41 AM

Carcass - "Heartwork" (1993)

This album has traditionally always been my favourite melodic death metal record but my recent revisit to At the Gates' "Slaughter Of The Soul" has forced me to question that. So what was the result? Wwwwwweeeeeellllllll…. it was very fucking close but I think I'm gonna have to go with "Slaughter Of The Soul" in a photo finish.

4/5

December 03, 2021 08:12 PM

For this weekend's top ten list I thought I'd have a crack at my Top Ten Melodic Death Metal Releases of All Time. See what you think:


01. At The Gates – “Slaughter Of The Soul” (1995)

02. Carcass – “Heartwork” (1993)

03. Dark Tranquillity – “The Gallery” (1995)

04. Amorphis – “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” (1994)

05. Merciless – “Unbound” (1994)

06. Sentenced – “North From Here” (1993)

07. In Mourning – “The Weight Of Oceans” (2012)

08. The Breathing Process - “Odyssey (un)Dead” (2010)

09. Edge Of Sanity – “Crimson” (1996)

10. Be’lakor – “Of Breath & Bone” (2012)


https://metal.academy/lists/single/147


December 03, 2021 11:34 PM

Here's my top 10 that I remember were my favorites of melodic death metal before my departure from death metal:

10. Darkest Hour - Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation (2003)

9. Threat Signal - Under Reprisal (2006)

8. Sentenced - North From Here (1993)

7. Edge of Sanity - Crimson I + II (1996/2003)

6. Nightrage - A New Disease is Born (2007)

5. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery (1995)

4. In Mourning - The Weight of Oceans (2012)

3. Avatar - Hail the Apocalypse (2014)

2. In Flames - The Jester Race (1996)

1. At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul (1995)

December 04, 2021 05:52 AM

Here's mine, limited to one per artist

1. Veiled in Scarlet - Atonement (2018)

2. In Flames - Come Clarity (2006)

3. Insomnium - Above the Weeping World (2006)

4. Dark Tranquillity - Construct (2013)

5. Before the Dawn - Rise of the Phoenix (2012)

6. Edge of Sanity - Crimson (1996)

7. Carcass - Heartwork (1993)

8. Wintersun - Wintersun (2004)

9. Dark Lunacy - The Diarist (2006)

10. Be'Lakor - Coherence (2021)