Morbid Angel - Gateways To Annihilation


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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

Guest review by
Clintagräm
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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14.04.2012 - 20:16
Rating: 9
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore
Vastly underrated.
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To their tombs the people are immured,
There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
The only condition is to ignore them,
Those who feed on corruption and weave death
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19.05.2012 - 02:54
Frankthetank727
Written by Iron Nostarion on 14.04.2012 at 20:16

Vastly underrated.


I agree. This and Domination are my favorites of theirs.
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19.05.2012 - 14:39
Heka69
Kinda meh. As years roll on I exponentally doubt that they'll top Altars.
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19.05.2012 - 15:54
theflyingmachine
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!!!
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19.05.2012 - 16:59
Rating: 9
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore
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.
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To their tombs the people are immured,
There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
The only condition is to ignore them,
Those who feed on corruption and weave death
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19.05.2012 - 18:27
theflyingmachine
What do you think? Isn't it great?
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12.06.2012 - 15:32
Rating: 9
Mdevil93
This album really got me into Morbid Angel. One of my favorites!
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12.06.2012 - 23:16
Rating: 9
Kass
St. Anger
I think this is their most aggressive album, definitely my favorite.
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"The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull"
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13.06.2012 - 09:12
Angelic Storm
Melodious
This is a very underrated album, and my favourite with Steve Tucker on vocals. "Summoning Redemption" is a monstrous song!
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24.03.2013 - 17:04
Illog1cal
Account deleted
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.
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11.04.2013 - 14:00
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
This sounds like where Bloodbath got their sound for The Fathomless Mastery from.
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12.12.2013 - 15:19
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Jaeryd 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
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12.12.2013 - 23:23
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
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.
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13.12.2013 - 00:14
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Jaeryd 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.
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25.04.2014 - 14:35
Rulatore
Their best after Altars...
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12.05.2014 - 21:20
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
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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