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Dying Alone (Death Metal)

by AFFLICTION GATE (France)

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keith bynum This is by far the best release of the early year and for quite some time to be honest. Some friends and I have a little metal page on Facebook that we all post new and old music to. I saw the ad for Dying Alone in the latest Terrorizer mag, so I YouTubed it and posted the song. We were instantly hooked, I ordered it, my bud Jose in New York ordered it. I'm sure a few others will as well. I look forward to more from you guys in the future, killer , killer death metal. Cheers from Florida in the USA
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about

The masters of pain-evoking death metal are back with a new epic. This is the band's most evolved output by far, delving into deeply stirring, poignant leads, dark shades of melancholy, while remaining stoic and powerful, as one should, in their outer demeanor. The vocalist Herostratos narrates the truth of life with a bleeding voice, for all to hear and learn, as the music enacts its harsh dramatization. For ultimately, you are accountable for your own sins and you have to die yourself, alone, to enter either heaven or hell. 'Dying Alone' is an epoch in death metal circa 2016, one that witnesses a convergence of tangible, real life emotions, portraying once again and more elaborately, extreme music with pure anguish, struggle and bitter truth.


Exclusive premieres -


PREMIERE #1 - No Clean Singing (US) - www.nocleansinging.com/2015/11/16/an-ncs-premiere-affliction-gate-devising-our-own-chains/


PREMIERE #2 - Horns Up (France) - www.hornsup.fr/a-12958/news/exclu-hu-un-extrait-du-prochain-ep-de-affliction-gate


PREMIERE #3 - Death Metal Underground (US) - www.deathmetal.org/review/affliction-gate-dying-alone-2015/


PREMIERE #4 - Metal Gallows (India) - www.metalgallows.com/track-premiere-review-affliction-gate-dying-alone-ep/


FULL STREAM PREMIERE + INTERVIEW - VS Magazine (France) -
www.vs-webzine.com/METAL.php?page=INTERVIEW&id_news=1796&droite=



REVIEWS -

"there's not a single second wasted here" - Terrorizer Magazine (UK)


"these are 17 minutes you won’t regret" - Decibel Magazine (US) 8/10


"a triumphant fanfare of old school death" - Zero Tolerance (UK)


"Excellent!" - Metallian magazine (France) 5/6


"a hefty, straight-forward EP of brutality" - Last Rites (US)


"you won't hear a better build and release in DM all year. " - Brave Words (Canada) 8.5/10


"a worthy successor to Grave Miasma" - Zware Metalen (Netherlands)


"would be in the running for death metal record of the year." - Wormwood Chronicles (US)


"This is easily the band’s strongest material to date." - No Clean Singing (US)


"Fans of Hail of Bullets, Bolt Thrower and Unleashed take note, because Affliction Gate is poised to make an attempt on the throne." - The Metal Observer 8.5/10


"exceptional" - Death Metal Underground (US)


"old school gurus will chew up directly" - From the Dust Returned (US)


"death metal destruction" - Metalzone (Greece)


"soul-wrenching death metal not to be missed, but not for the weak." - We Love Metal 9/10


"Very good!" - Deadly Storm (Czech Republic)


"The fans of death metal get to start 2016 on a high note with the ‘Dying Alone EP’." - Metal Gallows 90%


"plenty of clout!" - Ram Zine (UK) 4.5/5


"deliver some real memorable cuts" - Dead Rhetoric (US)


"A record that surely will be among the favorites of Death Metal fans this year" - Puro Ruido (Argentina)


"hard and crunchy" - FFM Rock (Germany) 8.4/10


"Highly enjoyable stuff" - Lords of Metal (Netherlands) 82/100


"Great stuff!" - This Noise Is Ours (UK)


"provides too much quality" - Powermetal.de (Germany) 8/10


"Creative, convincing, and brutal." - Merchants of Metal (Belgium)


"a solid EP and well worth" - Devil's Gate Media


"Nicely balanced, aggressive and honest death metal." - Inside the Coffin (Netherlands)


"Affliction Gate are likely to have one of 2016’s best death metal EPs. I know that may seem premature, but it’ll take a lot to outmatch ‘Dying Alone’." - The Killchain (UK)


"one of the most intense, raw, and overall well done albums." - Head Banger Reviews (US)


"a solid release" - Vampster (Germany)


"Death metal fans should check this out." - Echoes and Dust (UK)


"great piece of classic death metal" - Hell is Open (Germany)



"difficult for other bands to top this EP" - VM Underground (Netherlands)


"For a band that works in the area of later classic death metal to withstand modernity and go its own way, and do so smoothly, is exceptional and results in an enjoyable release." - Death Metal Underground (US)



"en fin puro Death Metal" - Necromance (Spain) 4/5



"a great introduction to the band" - Metal-Rules (US) 3.5/5


"hard and fast" - Metalblast.net (US/Europe)


"pay respect to the style without merely copying" - Eternal Terror (Norway)


"is the best material from the band" - Xtreem Music (Spain)


"a mighty and powerful product." - Sounds Good Webzine (Italy)


"full of that timeless brand of Death Metal" - Wonderbox Metal (UK)


"powerful Death Metal" - Metal Temple (Greece) 9/10


"Unleashed, Paradise Lost, Bolt Thrower… That’s a lot of name-dropping, isn’t it? It’s all well-deserved, though, as Affliction Gate meld elements from three of those very different bands together into a damn fine listening experience." - Metal Altar 9/10


"A very convincing finishing album" - Biotechpunk (Germany)


"Creative, convincing, and brutal." - Merchants of Air (Belgium)


"evil vocals and skin-lashing melodic solos complete the earth-shattering rumbles" - Toilet ov Hell (US)


"sees the band hit new heights" - Ringmaster Reviews (UK)


"the sound is powerful and authentic" - Mega Metal (Germany) 8/10


"Blistering blast beats and punchy distorted guitar sound bring forth the devastation." - Arte Mortifica (US)


"recommended to all" - Metal1.info (Germany)


"A perfect little dose" - Hard Rock Info (Sweden)


"Es ist ein Gaumenschmaus" - Metal.de (Germany)


"Brutally fun." - About.com (US)


"reminds me occasionally about 90s death metal where one could actually hear differences and band had real character." - Metal Norge (Norway)


"a pleasant surprise" - Masterful Magazine (Poland)

credits

released January 5, 2016

Herostratos - Vocals
Grief - Rhythm guitar
Bobby - Lead guitar
Nico - Bass
Laurent M. - Drums

Affliction Gate Facebook - www.facebook.com/afflictiongate


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