At the Gates: The Nightmare of Being
Artist: At the Gates
Title: The Nightmare of Being
Label: Century Media
Product Type: VINYL LP
Limited colored vinyl LP pressing deluxe edition with CD. 2021 finds undisputed masters of Swedish death metal At the Gates delivering what can only be described as the finest album of their career to date. A concept album that explores the dark revelations contained in pessimist philosophy, The Nightmare Of Being unveils a newly liberated and adventurous At the Gates, via some of the bravest and most mesmerizing material they have ever written. With stunning, evocative artwork from artist Eva Nahon (a recent Roadburn collaborator who contributed to the presentation of Tomas' festival curation in 2019), The Nightmare Of Being is an extraordinarily complete and cohesive piece of work from one of the truly great metal bands of the modern era. Authentically dark and disturbing and yet undeniably exhilarating from brooding start to epic finish, it's every bit the equal of At the Gates' early classics, while propelling the band ever further down that fascinating, left hand path that has served them so well.