Label : Osmose Press : OPCD076 - Sweden Year : 2020
New or Used : reissue new
Originally released in 1999, At the Gates of Hell saw BEWITCHED continuing as a power-trio, with the longstanding duo of vocalist/guitarist Vargher and bassist Wrathyr this time backed by drummer Stormlord, who'd remain a fixture for the next two full-lengths. As hinted at by the preceding Pentagram Prayer, the band's evolution from more stringent blackthrash into full-on blackened heavy metal truly blossoms here. While the pace is still pretty up-tempo in places, on the whole, BEWITCHED get more anthemic than ever – not for nothing is it titled At the Gates of Hell!