| July 18, 1994|
At the Gates
Melodic death metal
18 July 1994
| February 1994
Slaughter of the Soul
At the Gates albums, Melodic death metal albums
Terminal Spirit Disease is the third album by Swedish melodic death metal band At the Gates. It was released in 1994 (see 1994 in music) and re-released in 2003 with bonus tracks.
Guitarist Anders Björler commented that he couldn't "remember much" from the recording sessions for Terminal Spirit Disease. When compared to At the Gates' older material, Björler felt the tracks "were simpler and more to the point". A violin and cello are featured on the song "And the World Returned", cited as an example of the group's attempt to explore "ideas which were a little different".
Reviews for Terminal Spirit Disease have been mostly positive. Allmusic's Eduardo Rivadavia awards the album four out of five stars, and claims that, with this album, "At the Gates raised their creative stakes beyond most everyone's original expectations, and proved that what had once been a pretty standard and uninventive death metal combo was slowly becoming a true contender in the scene."
All tracks written by Tomas Lindberg, Anders Björler and Jonas Björler, except for where noted.
Digipak reissue released in 2003 includes 3 additional live tracks from 1993 live-in-studio session for MTV Europe:Tomas Lindberg – Vocals
Anders Björler – Guitar
Jonas Björler – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Martin Larsson – Guitar
Peter Andersson – Cello
Ylva Wahlstedt – Violin
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3And the World Returned3:06