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Release date: July 1994
Style: Melodic death metal


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01. The Swarm
02. Terminal Spirit Disease
03. And The World Returned
04. Forever Blind
05. The Fevered Circle
06. The Beautiful Wound
07. All Life Ends [live]
08. The Burning Darkness [live]
09. Kingdom Gone [live]
10. Windows [live] [2003 reissue bonus]
11. The Red In The Sky Is Ours/The Season To Come [live] [2003 reissue bonus]
12. The Burning Darkness [live] [2003 reissue bonus]

Lyrics (6)

Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg - vocals
Anders Björler - guitars
Martin Larsson - guitars
Adrian Erlandsson - drums
Jonas Björler - bass

Additional info
Recorded in Studio Fredman, Gothenburg '94.
Live tracks recorded at Magasinet, Gothenburg, 94/02/06.
Engineered by Fredrik Nordström.
Co-engineered by Johan Carlsson.
Produced by Fredrik Nordström and At the Gates.
Artwork and layout by Frequent Form.

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This album... This album was THE thing that (along with Carcass' "Heartwork") defined melodic death metal. It marks a significant change in this previously recognized but ordinary death metal band with an occasional melodical throw-in. The songwriting improved by leaps and bounds (mainly thanks to the Bjorler brothers) and, although it has only 6 original tracks and an additional 6 live tracks (and therefore feels a bit like an EP), they are as worthy as any entire album that is considered a milestone in the history of metal. Why?

published 03.03.2007 | Comments (7)

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Deadmeat - 24.07.2011 at 11:38  
Rating: 8 Good album. but only 5 songs??? very few...
musicalkaratekid - 12.03.2012 at 01:25  
Rating: 8 A great album, but as it only has six songs and three live tracks, i feel as if its more of an EP. Nonetheless, the title track and 'The Swarm' are well executed songs, proving the distinct transition from the rawness of the preceding album and the pride of 'Slaughter of the Soul'.

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