The Gates - "Total Death" (Diwphalanx Records PX-123)

From Aural Innovations #34 (August 2006)

The Gates are described as Raw Satanic Thrash Death Rock from Japan. They were formed in the summer of 2002 to play Motorhead-Tank inspired music. This reissue features the split LP they released with Metal Skull in 2003 and their very limited demo tape they released soon after their only full length LP. The band features members of Church of Misery, Sonic Flower and Life. There are 7 tracks of very raw fast paced heavy metal rock and roll in 27 minutes! Pretty ass kicking stuff.

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Reviewed by Scott Heller

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