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Release date: 2000
Style: Death metal

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01. Kawazu
02. Summoning Redemption
03. Ageless, Still I Am
04. He Who Sleeps
05. To The Victor The Spoils
06. At One With Nothing
07. Opening Of The Gates
08. Secured Limitations
09. Awakening
10. I
11. God Of The Forsaken

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Guest review by
Clint W.

Rating:
9.0
Morbid Angel's fifth full length, 'Gateways to Annihilation,' comes to us as a truly monolithic piece of Death Metal. At first listen this may be very hard to consume but I believe it came out of natural, obersvable progression. What Morbid Angel began on 'Blessed Are the Sick' and continued on through David Vincent's departure and their first full length with Steve Tucker is clearly sustained in well form here and even expanded upon to an extent. That certain element I am talking about is a heaviness, an atmosphere, a "larger than life" persona, that seeps through their production, performance, and especially their lyrical content.

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published 05.05.2008 | Comments (8)

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Iron Nostarion - 14.04.2012 at 20:16  
Rating: 9 Vastly underrated.
Frankthetank727 - 19.05.2012 at 02:54  
 
Written by Iron Nostarion on 14.04.2012 at 20:16

Vastly underrated.


I agree. This and Domination are my favorites of theirs.
Heka69 - 19.05.2012 at 14:39  
  Kinda meh. As years roll on I exponentally doubt that they'll top Altars.
theflyingmachine - 19.05.2012 at 15:54  
 
Written by Heka69 on 19.05.2012 at 14:39

Kinda meh. As years roll on I exponentally doubt that they'll top Altars.

Whaaa???? Their last album was epic!!!! Best eva!!!
Iron Nostarion - 19.05.2012 at 16:59  
Rating: 9
Written by theflyingmachine on 19.05.2012 at 15:54

Written by Heka69 on 19.05.2012 at 14:39

Kinda meh. As years roll on I exponentally doubt that they'll top Altars.

Whaaa???? Their last album was epic!!!! Best eva!!!


I really hope you are being sarcastic.
theflyingmachine - 19.05.2012 at 18:27  
  What do you think? Isn't it great?
Mdevil93 - 12.06.2012 at 15:32  
Rating: 9 This album really got me into Morbid Angel. One of my favorites!
JD - 12.06.2012 at 23:16  
Rating: 9 I think this is their most aggressive album, definitely my favorite.
Angelic Storm - 13.06.2012 at 09:12  
  This is a very underrated album, and my favourite with Steve Tucker on vocals. "Summoning Redemption" is a monstrous song!
Illog1cal - 24.03.2013 at 17:04  
  There are some Ripping Corpse style riffs that seep into this album. Listen to the 'Industry' demo and you will see where the ideas for this album come from.
Jaeryd17‍ - 11.04.2013 at 14:00  
Rating: 8 This sounds like where Bloodbath got their sound for The Fathomless Mastery from.
LeKiwi - 12.12.2013 at 15:19  
Rating: 7
Written by Jaeryd17‍ on 11.04.2013 at 14:00

This sounds like where Bloodbath got their sound for The Fathomless Mastery from.

Tone or style? I'd disagree with the latter
Jaeryd17‍ - 12.12.2013 at 23:23  
Rating: 8
Written by LeKiwi on 12.12.2013 at 15:19

Tone or style? I'd disagree with the latter

Idk, I just got into extreme metal a little over a year ago (I know, I'm really late to the party), and I've been trying to explore a bunch of different groups. I made this comment earlier this year, but I don't think I realized that this is just how modern death metal generally sounds.

So yeah, I suppose I meant tone, but in retrospect, the Bloodbath comparison was unnecessary.
LeKiwi - 13.12.2013 at 00:14  
Rating: 7
Written by Jaeryd17‍ on 12.12.2013 at 23:23

Idk, I just got into extreme metal a little over a year ago (I know, I'm really late to the party), and I've been trying to explore a bunch of different groups. I made this comment earlier this year, but I don't think I realized that this is just how modern death metal generally sounds.

So yeah, I suppose I meant tone, but in retrospect, the Bloodbath comparison was unnecessary.

Used to happen to me all the time when I was getting acquainted with extreme metal I suppose I still am, to a degree.
Rulatore - 25.04.2014 at 14:35  
  Their best after Altars...
deadone - 26.04.2014 at 13:47  
Rating: 5 This one never clicked with me- always found it boring.
Jaeryd17‍ - 12.05.2014 at 21:20  
Rating: 8 This album is probably better than both FFttF and Domination. It hits harder than Domination without the stupid instrumental track, and the vocals are less belch-y than some of the vocals on some Domination tracks (specifically vocals like on the opening track of that album). The album also seems to have a little more focus than FFttF.

Domination still ranks close to this one, but I think this one is just a tad better.

Still doesn't beat out the classics that are the first three albums, though.

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