Anubis Gate

Info about Anubis Gate
Country Denmark
Added By Mike
13 years ago
Base Genre
2004-2017 Metal
Links
http://www.myspace.com/anubisgate
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8.6 x7
Prog Metal/Pop
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7 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. five users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 66 studio tracks by Anubis Gate.
Track durations range from 23s to 14m 09s, averaging at 5m 34s with a standard deviation of 2m 37s.
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Review by Time_Signature 4 years ago <Permalink>
Anubis GateListen - Horizons 2014
9.5
Prog Metal
Having released three very strong albums in a row, in the form of "Andromeda Unchained", "The Detached", and "Anubis Gate", the Danish progressive metal band's most recent, and eagerly awaited, album "Horizons" definitely has a lot to live up to. With no less than two line-up changes since "Anubis Gate", one might even be slightly worried that the new album may be sub par to its predecessors.

While I think that the previous three albums are slightly stronger than this one in some respects, there are some new elements on "Horizons" - probably adopted by the band as a consequence of the inspirations brought by the two new members - which I think enrich Anubis Gate's already interesting style of music. Firstly, I think that "Horizons" is musically the most varied album by the Danish band, as it explores both melodic pathways and heavier grooves. The rhythm guitar has become slightly more aggressive, which I appreciate, while the use of keyboards has become more prominent, which works very well here. Morten Gade Sørensen's drumming is both considerably technical and dynamic, yet also potent.

'Destined to Remember', which listeners might already be familiar with because an alternate version appeared in the ... -> show full review
Review by Time_Signature 7 years ago <Permalink>
Anubis GateListen - Anubis Gate 2011
10.0
Prog Metal
As I have mentioned before, I rarely feel national pride, but every now and then a Danish band releases an album which makes me proud of being from the same country as them.

And with their latest eponymous album, Anubis Gate have just scored a hat trick with me. I absolutely loved "Andromeda Unchained" and "The Detached", and "Anubis Gate" immediately became a hit with me, too.

The overall sound is lush and melodic and at the same time quite heavy and hard rocking. After Jacob Hansen left the band, bassist Henrik Fevre took over vocal duties, and while he does not deploy the same number of singing techniques, opting for a comfortable midrange voice, he does a very good job of it, and his voice suits the music perfectly - and especially lends itself well to the choral harmonies that often pop up in the choruses on this release.

There is more focus on riffage, I think, on this album than on the previous releases, and the album - while definitely a melodic metal album - contains some of the most aggressive passages I have heard from Anubis Gate, who also bring power metal back into the ... -> show full review
Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
Anubis GateListen - A Perfect Forever 2005
9.4
Prog Metal
Much heavier than its predecessor, "A Perfect Forever" nevertheless retains the appeal to melody that very much defines Anubis Gate. The compositions on this album are more complex than those on "Purification", and they contain numerous changes of time and tempo. Fans of progressive metal along the lines of Fatew Warning and Queensrÿche should like this album as should fans of classic metal along the lines of Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate and King Diamond.
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Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
Anubis GateListen - Purification 2004
8.9
Prog Metal
Fans of Queensÿche and older Fates Warning should like this one as should fans of classic heavy metal, as "Purification" sounds like somewhat of a blend of QR, FW and the likes of Judas Priest and Mercyful Fate/King Diamond.

The album certainly is an enjoyable listen which emphasizes melody and compositional quasi-complexity over aggression and heaviness. A number of rather heavy riffs are found, nonetheless, on the album, which quite successfully balances heaviness and melody making use of, among other things, heavy one-chord riffs and melodic twin guitars.

While not quite reaching subsequent AG albums in terms of quality, "Purification" should certainly be acquired if you like not-too-quirky progressive metal!
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Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
Anubis GateListen - The Detached 2009
9.0
Prog Metal
I think Anubis Gate are fairly original musically on this album, but their material may be likened to a blend of Fates Warning, Queensrÿche (especially the vocal patterns are reminiscent of Tate's work on "Operation: Mindcrime" and "Empire", and Symphony X which also draws on classic metal acts like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and the like.

The album is a bit pompuous (the good way) in production, making use of two guitars and keyboards and multiply layered vocals, all of which works quite well and supports the spiritualistico-sci-fi lyrical concept of the Detached, which are people of infinity as well.
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A Perfect Forever 2005
 #1

8.4 x5
Prog Metal
The Detached 2009
 #2

8.6 x4
Prog Metal
Andromeda Unchained 2007
 #3

8.8 x3
Prog Metal
Horizons 2014
 #4

8.7 x3
Prog Metal
Purification 2004
 #5

8.3 x4
Prog Metal
Anubis Gate 2011
 #6

8.8 x2
Prog Metal
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