Editors’ Notes Slaughter of the Soul isn’t just a landmark in melodic death metal; it’s one of the very best albums ever released by a Swedish metal band. Which is saying something, considering that, when it comes to metal, Swedes are world-class hell-raisers. At the Gates’ unconventional union of classical flourishes and bestial devastation reaches a fever pitch on the stretch between “Into the Dead Sky” and “World of Lies.” Picture an ornate cathedral; now picture it smeared in gore and guts. That’s what this music sounds like—and it’s electrifying.

SONG
Blinded By Fear
1
3:12
 
Slaughter of the Soul
2
3:03
 
Cold
3
3:27
 
Under a Serpent Sun
4
3:59
 
Into the Dead Sky
5
2:12
 
Suicide Nation
6
3:36
 
World of Lies
7
3:35
 
Unto Others
8
3:11
 
Nausea
9
2:23
 
Need
10
2:36
 
The Flames of the End
11
2:56
 
Legion (Slaughterlord Cover)
12
3:54
 
The Dying
13
3:18
 
Captor of Sin (Slayer Cover)
14
3:19
 
Unto Others ('95 Demo Version)
15
3:05
 
Suicide Nation ('95 Demo Version)
16
3:21
 
Bister Verklighet (No Security Cover)
17
1:55
 

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