MetalBite Review by Adam M on 5/9/2018 3:01:38 PM
The new At the Gates brings more of the melodic death metal punch that is so fun and overwhelming.† This music is abrasive yet lets the melodic side flow freely throughout.† The nice balance of the band means that theyíre comfortable and itís nice to see this band finally find their form.† The two recent comeback albums have been great, but I slightly prefer At War With Reality.† It just seems the songs stuck to my mind and were more memorable on that release.†
There is still plenty of moments to get entranced in your mind on this disc, they are just further between each other and donít have the same amount of power this time around.† Instead, we are left with a collection of songs that melds together and displays the newfound vision of the band at every corner.† At the Gates have found a forumula for success and though they have deviated very little recently,To Drink From the Night Itself has all the hallmarks of a classic At the Gates album.† Very strong rhythms and catchy chorus sections about and have an effect on the listener. One will becomed entranced yet again by the strong melodies the band brings to the table.† I guess you canít have too much of a good thing, but on the next release I do wish At the Gates would be more progressive.†
There is still much left in the tank and the Swedish style is really a golden one.† The band have found their footing and released a monstrous album with To Drink From the Night Itself although I do find myself preferring At War With Reality slightly.† This is still a furious and melodious inferno of an album that might find its way onto my year end list come that time.
Rating: 7.9 out of 10