After the “underdog” of melodic death metal classics in the previous episode of Looking Back, it’s time for the king. In 1995, At The Gates finalized the melodic death metal formular with the seminal Slaughter of the Soul. Ultra-focussed, to-the-point and highly melodic metal that would go on to become one of, if not the, most influential album in melodic death metal and metalcore.
This was the final episode of Looking Back for this year. With all the big anniversaries out of the way, next time we will talk about the best albums of 2020. Until then, watch the video below for the full episode and let me know what you think!