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At The Gates - The Flames Of The End dvd Award winner

At The Gates
The Flames Of The End
by Yiannis Dafopoulos at 04 March 2010, 3:03 PM

When I learned that the new AT THE GATES DVD had reached the Metal Temple headquarters I sharpened my sword since I knew that there would be a battle for its acquisition. Finally, bloody and sweaty I managed to get it only to realize that it was nothing more than a screening copy that contained only the first of the total three DVD's that are included in "The Flames Of The End"! Lucky, yet kind of disappointed, I started watching it…


"The Flames Of The End" is taken from the outro that was used in the album "Slaughter Of The Soul" (1995). This DVD (the first one which I am going to talk about since it is the only one I got) is a documentary that covers the whole AT THE GATES history, from when its members were just kids and went to school to the split up and the reunion. "Under A Serpent Sun: The Story Of AT THE GATES" as this disc is named features almost every member that has been a member of the legendary Swedish maniacs (except for Tony Andersson) talking about the early days, the difficulties the band had to face throughout its career, various incidents that happened during some of their tours, as well as other 'spicy' little details. Tomas Lindberg guides the viewer through every place the band has visited, like their rehearsal rooms, the places they used to hang out etc.


In this Anders Bjorler directed documentary, you will also have the chance to see well known artists or people involved in the music industry like Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) or Fredrik Nordstrom for example, who produced some of the bands albums. I believe that this documentary covers every single aspect of the band and offers the fan exactly what he needs (or should I say even more). Over two hours of AT THE GATES madness people!


The other two discs of this DVD set which I unfortunately do not have (but will surely purchase) contain a full 75 live set from the band's performance at Wacken in 2008 (disc #2) and 26 rare and archived live performances of the band playing in locations around the globe from 1991 to 2008 (Greek fans will surely find their treat in here).

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Tracklist:
DVD 1 - "Under A Serpent Sun: The Story Of At The Gates"

  1. Introduction & Opening Titles
  2. Reunion: From Vision To Reality
  3. The Early Years Part 1: From Nursery Rhymes To Death Metal
  4. The Early Years Part 2: The Schillerska / Billdal Connection
  5. The Early Years Part 3: The Grotesque / At The Gates Transition
  6. The Early Years Part 4: Creativity Unbound
  7. Gardens Of Grief
  8. The Red In The Sky Is Ours
  9. Reunion: Sweden Rock 2008
  10. With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
  11. Exit Alf - Enter Martin
  12. Reunion: Graspop 2008
  13. Terminal Spirit Disease
  14. Reunion: Ruis Rock 2008
  15. Slaughter Of The Soul
  16. Reunion: America Re-visited
  17. Reunion: San Antonio, TX 2008
  18. Exit Anders
  19. Reunion: Bloodstock 2008
  20. Reunion: The Past Is Alive
  21. Beyond The Gates
  22. Credits
Bonus Features

- Deleted Scenes:
  1. Interview With Tomas In Chicago 1996
  2. Adrian, The Prankster
  3. The Tokyo Experience
  4. Elvis Has Left The Building
  5. European Mini-Tour With Therion 1992
  6. Gods Of Metal, Italy 2008
  7. Tompa Cleaning Out The Trailer
- Music Videos:
  1. Kingdom Gone
  2. The Burning Darkness
  3. Terminal Spirit Disease
  4. Blinded By Fear
DVD 2 - "Purgatory Unleashed: Live At Wacken"

  1. Intro (backstage)
  2. Slaughter of the Soul
  3. Cold
  4. Terminal Spirit Disease
  5. Raped By the Light of Christ
  6. Under A Serpent Sun
  7. Windows
  8. World Of Lies
  9. The Burning Darkness
  10. The Swarm
  11. Forever blind
  12. Nausea
  13. The Beautiful Wound
  14. Unto Others
  15. All Life Ends
  16. Need
  17. Blinded By Fear
  18. Suicide Nation
  19. Kingdom Gone
DVD 3 - "Only The Dead Are Smiling: Live Material From The Vaults"

- Wetlands, New York, USA March 07 1996:
  1. Slaughter Of The Soul
  2. Cold
  3. The Swarm
- Thirsty Whale, Rivergrove, IL, March 10 1996:
  1. Blinded By Fear
  2. Suicide Nation
  3. Under A Serpent Sun
- Ruis Rock, Turku, Finland, July 04 2008:
  1. Suicide Nation
  2. Raped By The Light Of Christ
  3. Windows
  4. World Of Lies
  5. Nausea
- Graspop, Dessel, Belgium, June 29 2008:
  1. Slaughter Of The Soul
  2. Cold
  3. Terminal Spirit Disease
  4. The Beautiful Wound
- Witchwood, Manchester UK, February 05 1996:
  1. The Burning Darkness
- Factory, Eskilstuna, Sweden, April 20 1991:
  1. Through Gardens Of Grief
  2. All Life Ends
  3. City Of Screaming Statues
- Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan, May 11 2008:
  1. Slaughter Of The Soul
  2. Cold
  3. Under A Serpent Sun
- Irving Plaza, New York, US, July 09 2008:
  1. Slaughter Of The Soul
- The Abyss, Houston, TX, US, March 17 1996:
  1. Need
- Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece, September 21 2008:
  1. Neverwhere
  2. Kingdom Gone
Lineup:
N/A
Record Label: Earache Records
     


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