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Genre: Christian & Gospel
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All Artists: Goliath
Title: Gate
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Caroline Distributio
Release Date: 9/11/2001
Genre: Christian & Gospel
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 656956005226

CD Reviews

Unbelievable Heavy Metal
Ryan | 06/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you can imagine the intimidating sounds of the 70s Alice Cooper and Kiss albums, coupled with the low key heaviness of Dio-era Black Sabbath all with a healthy dose of Type O Negative like melody and atmosphere you're getting very close to the first album titled "The Gate". The songs rarely lift from a mid pace, the vocals are powerfully sung and fit the atmosphere of the music perfectly. The riffs are heavy, low, mid paced and doomy with masses of groove to add spice to the songs and overall the compositions are incredibly well constructed and delivery with style.The lyrical content here is not typical of a Christian band, with most focusing on the darker side of the Bible and all of the tracks have a horror-based theme. The dark horror theme of the album is also developed with song titles "Welcome to My Nightmare" (a little Alice Cooper tribute perhaps?), and the doomy croons of Mick's voice on the songs "Dear Aleister" and "The Gate". A guest appearance by Kerri Kelli (formerly of Slash's Snakepit) on the highlight song of the album "Demons" adds a bluesy atmosphere to the song and gives the album a fantastic high point. To be truthful there are no weak moments on this album, it is excellent from the start to finish and is one of the most over-looked Heavy Metal releases of all time without a doubt. The passages in between songs of a preacher may seem tedious at first, but the overall atmosphere of the album is given a boost by going from passionate worship to suddenly monsterous guitars bursting out of the speakers. From the moment the first few notes of this album are played to the very last piece of feedback ends, you know that what you're experiencing is the product of alot of talent and a few incredibly doomy sessions doped up on Black Sabbath and other past metal greats."