"At the Gates of Hell" is the third studio album from Swedish Speed/Thrash Metal outfit Bewitched, released in Europe via Osmose. We are gifted with a diabolical voice which is halfway between that of old thrash metal bands and pure black metal. The guitars however are purely metal, although the intensified rhythm of the songs does give the sound, as a whole, a thrashy feel.
From the opening "Sabbath of Sin" to the final "Infernal Necromancy", the music ceases you by your metal nerves and jilts you about. Rarely does an album consist of such energy from start to finish whilst maintaining a really melodic sound with the "Maiden and Co." inspired guitar riffs. The album is obviously inspired from the 80s heavy and thrash metal scenes giving the listener an extreme energy boost.
This is one of those album's you put on for one song and wind up listening to entirely, it gets straight to the point and offers a great listen to anyone who deems themselves a true metalhead.