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Demon Hunter - Storm The Gates of Hell



Average User Rating: 8.44 out of 10
Total votes: 34 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 55

01. Storm the Gates of Hell
02. Lead us Home
03. Sixteen
04. Fading Away
05. Carry Me Down
06. A Thread of Light
07. I Am You
08. Incision
09. Thorns
10. Follow the Wolves
11. Fiction Kingdom
12. The Wrath of God


Posted on 03-06-2008 by demonhuntress
[QUOTE='-[R]-ChurchPunk;3095291']Hey DemonHuntress, welcome to CGR. =)


Well, my deluxe edition arrived today.. I'm loving the demon horn. XD

I can't wait to be asked what it is.. "Oh that? It's a demon horn... Worn for it's power in repelling satanic spirits." :lol:[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the welcome, even though my response to you is quite delayed.

The demon horn is awesome; I got that deluxe edition too, and it makes me wicked happy.

[QUOTE=Rock 'n Christ;3095294]Welcome to CGR DemonHuntress, another DH is always welcome ;) (looking at my avatar will explain). .[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I was super excited to see your avatar. Rawk on!

[QUOTE=Gods*Armygirl;3096718]I just have to say that Carry Me Down is like the best song ever. This song is awesome.
I don't own the cd though, but I'm planning on buying it as soon as possible. :D
Overall I would give this cd a 9.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, yeah, yeah! I totally agree! So amazing! IT'S ALL AMAZING!!!!

Posted on 03-07-2008 by upperground
this CD is awesome, they changed so much from their previous CD releases, I don't think that they could've done better......maybe well I guess there's always room for improvement, but not so much with these guys. my favorite songs were: "Sixteen", "Fading away", and "Carry me down", and maybe "Wrath of God"

Posted on 03-13-2008 by saveferris1643
Great CD. Thorns and Lead Us Home are awesome. But pretty much every song is good.

Posted on 03-13-2008 by normajean777
You know the choruses just get so boring and make me turn away from listening. . . But I am still so happy about the horn after all this time. . .

Posted on 03-17-2008 by doctor bubs
:clap:i love this band and think they have outdone all there other album's. they are the best of there genre

this cd has more of a bold christian msg

Posted on 05-14-2010 by Darkhyperchaos
5/10. Coming from a huge Demon Hunter fan, I think it's pretty average. Follow The Wolves is the only great song IMO. Believe me, this album is what got me into Demon Hunter, and at first I drooled over it. Now that I've had a chance to thoroughly listen to the rest of their albums, it screams watered down. It's not terrible, it's just that their three previous albums are near perfection IMO, and this is far from perfection.

I always hear people rave about this album, but it just doesn't do it for me. I always listen to it again hoping something will jump out, and I always enjoy listening to it, but it just doesn't stand up to their older albums, which I honestly think are near perfection. Summer Of Darkness is one of my all time favorite albums that I own, and my library is anything but small.

Posted on 08-14-2009 by dogfood
man i love that song [I]carry me down[/I]

Posted on 11-06-2007 by earlessdog
Suggested guide for voting
10 - Amazing CD. Everyone should own it.
9 - Among the best of the year.
8 - One of the top CDs around, but could have been improved in a few places.
7 - Not a bad CD, but could have been better in a number of places.
6 - Pretty good for it's genre, but overall it's only acceptable.
5 - Decent CD, but only if you're a big fan of this genre.
4 - If you love this band, you'll like this CD. Otherwise, probably not.
3 - If you're a fan of this genre, the CD is barely acceptable.
2 - If you're a big fan of this band, this CD is tolerable.
1 - Even if you like this band, you won't like this CD.

Posted on 11-06-2007 by Rock 'n Christ
from what Ive heard so far, "Fading Away" and "Sixteen" are up at the top. this CD has gone down in guitar parts, and they have a completely different feel in this CD compared to "The Triptych", some good ways and some bad. Ryan's "grunting" voice was better in "The Triptych", but his normal singing voice has improved, evident in "Fading Away". 8 for me, "Follow the Wolves" is a pretty good song, but Ive only heard the 30 sec. preview, could be a single for this album.

Posted on 11-06-2007 by conceived in fire
7 for me, since I gave it a 3.5 out of 5 in my full review. (which you can see via the link in my sig)

"Sixteen" is hands down the best song imo, and I love that they had Bruce make an appearance.

Posted on 11-06-2007 by Adam K
I give it a 6. I like the faster pace of the album. It's good for Demon Hunter fans, but not great or outstanding.

Posted on 11-07-2007 by akaukal
Still cheesy. 6.

Posted on 11-08-2007 by demonhuntress
"Carry Me Down" pretty much knocked my face off the first time I heard it. What an incredible song. This album is incredible--reminds me of their self-titled album in spots, but still great. Two thumbs up.

Posted on 11-09-2007 by -[R]-ChurchPunk
Hey DemonHuntress, welcome to CGR. =)


Well, my deluxe edition arrived today.. I'm loving the demon horn. XD

I can't wait to be asked what it is.. "Oh that? It's a demon horn... Worn for it's power in repelling satanic spirits." :lol:

Posted on 11-09-2007 by Rock 'n Christ
[QUOTE='-[R]-ChurchPunk;3095291']Hey DemonHuntress, welcome to CGR. =)


Well, my deluxe edition arrived today.. I'm loving the demon horn. XD

I can't wait to be asked what it is.. "Oh that? It's a demon horn... Worn for it's power in repelling satanic spirits."[/QUOTE]



Welcome to CGR DemonHuntress, another DH is always welcome ;) (looking at my avatar will explain).


ChurchPunk, my Deluxe Edition of the album is backordered, but when it gets here, Im also looking forward to being asked about the horn :D.

Posted on 11-09-2007 by monkeysmile
I gave it a 10, because I believe everyone should own it. It's the best music ever. Don't even bother arguing, it's fact, I checked.

Posted on 11-09-2007 by Adam K
It's the best music ever compared to what?

Posted on 11-09-2007 by conceived in fire
[QUOTE=monkeysmile;3095598]I gave it a 10, because I believe everyone should own it. It's the best music ever. Don't even bother arguing, it's fact, I checked.[/QUOTE]
When it comes to this genre, KSE and All That Remains are way more talented.

Posted on 11-09-2007 by monkeysmile
[QUOTE=Adam K;3095671]It's the best music ever compared to what?[/QUOTE]
Everything.
[QUOTE=conceived in fire;3095686]When it comes to this genre, KSE and All That Remains are way more talented.[/QUOTE]

I told you not to bother arguing.;)

Posted on 11-11-2007 by life renewed
well......this was different from the other cds.this had thrash/death/melodic metal.i gave it a nine because it was a different approach from other bands.i had tried becoming the archetype,august burns red and as i lay dying and i was not impressed with the results,though demon hunter is different from other bands this was a enjoyable cd from begining from end.though i had a let down hearing that this was going to be death metal.the title track had my blood going and the songs went into sing by the 4th song it was still good to hear demon hunter in another style this will be beneficial to them in the future.the 6th was awesome and i am addicted to it like the 11th and 12th with had gothic taste, mellow parts, great break-downs and solos.this cd is very moody which is good for different tastes.the best metal cd this year would have to be demon hunter,next is as i lay dying even though they are disorganized and crazy.if demon hunter mixes the triptych style with storm the gates of hell style with greater riffs with lead throughout the song like A.I.L.D and greater leads this band will be better than living sacrifice. KEEP IT UP DEMON HUNTER!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 11-11-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE=life renewed;3096673]Well...this was different from the other cds. This had thrash/death/melodic metal. I gave it a nine because it was a different approach from other bands. I had tried Becoming the Archetype, August Burns Red and As I Lay Dying and I was not impressed with the results, though Demon Hunter is different from other bands this was a enjoyable cd from begining from end.though I had a let down hearing that this was going to be death metal. The title track had my blood going and the songs went into sing by the 4th song it was still good to hear demon hunter in another style this will be beneficial to them in the future. The 6th was awesome and I am addicted to it like the 11th and 12th with had gothic taste, mellow parts, great break-downs and solos. this cd is very moody which is good for different tastes. The best metal cd this year would have to be demon hunter, next is As I Lay Dying even though they are disorganized and crazy. If Demon Hunter mixes the Triptych style with Storm the Gates of Hell style with greater riffs with lead throughout the song like A.I.L.D and greater leads this band will be better than Living Sacrifice. KEEP IT UP DEMON HUNTER!!!!!!!!![/QUOTE]

:D

Posted on 11-11-2007 by Gods*Armygirl
I just have to say that Carry Me Down is like the best song ever. This song is awesome.
I don't own the cd though, but I'm planning on buying it as soon as possible. :D
Overall I would give this cd a 9.

Posted on 11-11-2007 by Mr. claw
I confess that what I've heard had grown on me somewhat....

Posted on 11-23-2007 by Mr.T
Very good Cd. It has a different feel from the Triptych but that is not all bad. It is harder than some of their previous albums but also just as melodic. Get it.

Posted on 11-25-2007 by earlessdog
My older brother has all the DH albums, this is his favorite. So far, i'm going to have to give this album a good listen soon.

Posted on 11-28-2007 by Bingxactly!
[QUOTE=Adam K;3095671]It's the best music ever compared to what?[/QUOTE]well... obviously compared to all the other music in the world, genius.

i've only heard about 4-5 songs on the cd, and i gave it an 8.

Posted on 11-28-2007 by Mr. claw
I LOVE BUNNIES AND DEMON HUNTER!

Posted on 11-28-2007 by Rock 'n Christ
[QUOTE=Mr. claw;3111739]You voted after having heard merely half the cd? Genius?[/QUOTE]



:nope: If you're going to vote on the CD, listen to all the songs first, I know many people who have listened to 1-2 songs of a CD and they characterize the entire album. just out of pure curiosity, what songs [I]have[/I] you listened to?

Posted on 11-28-2007 by Bingxactly!
[QUOTE=Rock 'n Christ;3111813]:nope: If you're going to vote on the CD, listen to all the songs first, I know many people who have listened to 1-2 songs of a CD and they characterize the entire album. just out of pure curiosity, what songs [I]have[/I] you listened to?[/QUOTE]All of the ones that i can listen to for free.

making fun of the poor people, i see..

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Rock 'n Christ
[QUOTE=Bingxactly!;3111914]All of the ones that i can listen to for free.

making fun of the poor people, i see..[/QUOTE]



I'm not exactly rolling-wit-da-dough either, I was just pointing out that I just usually take to generalizations very well. So.............what songs have you listened to so far?

Posted on 11-29-2007 by -[R]-ChurchPunk
=P

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE='-[R]-ChurchPunk;3112562']You can't make a post about STGOH without *****ing? Ass?[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Mr. claw;3096862]I confess that what I've heard has grown on me somewhat....[/QUOTE]

I love you all so much.

Posted on 11-29-2007 by nbfan
I had no idea name calling was cool. Maybe I should do it too! :stare:

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Bingxactly!
[QUOTE=Rock 'n Christ;3112505]I'm not exactly rolling-wit-da-dough either, I was just pointing out that I just usually take to generalizations very well. So.............what songs have you listened to so far?[/QUOTE]
Fading Away
STGOH
Carry Me Down
Sixteen
I Am You

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Mr. claw
Bingxactly called Adam a genius in a sarcastic manner. A sarcastic manner. I know.

And then he voted after hearing half the cd. So I called him a genius. In a sarcastic manner.

Did I have a right to? No. Not at all. And I apologize. But I was being sarcastic. But some people seem to take sarcasm about as good as a PMS-ing badger. Geez.

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Bingxactly!
well i'm guessing people (Rchurchpunk, who basically called you a [I]donkey[/I]) didn't really see the sarcasm.
I didn't have a beef with what you said...

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Mr. claw
Srsly?

*waits to see posts deleted*

Posted on 11-29-2007 by -[R]-ChurchPunk
I'm sorry, one out of your many posts wasn't negative. Amazing. =O I shouldn't have gotten as mad as I did, but I'm getting kind of tired of your constant complaining about the new CD. If you don't like it, fine, but you don't need to constantly complain. =P Again, I apologize. Maybe we should all nuke our nasty posts to just clean the thread up ourselves.. :D

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Mr. claw
I'm for that.

Posted on 11-29-2007 by -[R]-ChurchPunk
I've replaced that UC, and I also sent you a PM. :D

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Mr. claw
:drink:

Posted on 11-29-2007 by earlessdog
Thanks for deleting your cheap posts guys.

Honestly, if this thread gets off topic like this again, i'll close it.
Lets keep this in line.

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Mr. claw
They weren't exactly cheap...They were just....violently irrelevant. :D

Well...I like Fading Away a lot. And the title track is....fun. Does anyone know if Solid State released an E-crad for the cd? If I heard the whole thing again, I could really decide whether or not I liked it enough to get it.

[QUOTE=Bingxactly!;3112616]well i'm guessing people (Rchurchpunk, who basically called you a [I]donkey[/I]) didn't really see the sarcasm.[/QUOTE]

:rofl:

Nice, Derek.

Mods. :rolleyes:

Posted on 11-30-2007 by vikingsfan19
I gave it an 8 but as you can see, its currently my flavor of the month. Top songs are Carry Me Down, Sixteen, Fading Away and Grand Finale which is on the special editions in case you didn't know. Just out of curiosity, did anyone actually buy the regular edition?

Posted on 11-30-2007 by Rock 'n Christ
[QUOTE=vikingsfan19;3113072]I gave it an 8 but as you can see, its currently my flavor of the month. Top songs are Carry Me Down, Sixteen, Fading Away and Grand Finale which is on the special editions in case you didn't know. Just out of curiosity, did anyone actually buy the regular edition?[/QUOTE]




Maybe 2 or 3 ;).


I purchased the Deluxe edition from christianbook.com, but it was on backorder and has been for 3 weeks :stare:, they havent e-mailed me yet telling me its even left the facility. I havent heard the bonus tracks yet though.

Posted on 12-01-2007 by Mr. claw
Well, now I have the whole thing, as a result of the generosity and subsequent pirating of a friend who brought it to my house yesterday. :D

I think, from a critical standpoint, the band does exactly what they want to. I think they pulled this off great, and it's a great cd fr Demon Hunter fans.

I myself still haven't really listened to it enough to know what I think. I really enjoy some parts...but...oh, it's complicated. I like the screaming parts. And I like the clean vocals even more than the last cd. But when you mix them, the "Happiness" of the cleans often seem to detract from the brutality of the screaming....A cardinal sin for my taste, but not at all for a melodic metal band.

:lol: Watch me end up giving this an 8 (not sure yet) and eating my words.

Posted on 12-01-2007 by conceived in fire
[QUOTE=Mr. claw;3113747]But when you mix them, the "Happiness" of the cleans often seem to detract from the brutality of the screaming....A cardinal sin for my taste, but not at all for a melodic metal band.[/QUOTE]
Imo, DH is one of the top three metal bands to include lots of singing (the other two being KSE and All That Remains)
The Triptych was better, but only by a little - mainly due to its more technical guitar parts.

Posted on 12-01-2007 by Rock 'n Christ
[QUOTE=conceived in fire;3113936]Imo, DH is one of the top three metal bands to include lots of singing (the other two being KSE and All That Remains)
The Triptych was better, but only by a little - mainly due to its [B]more technical guitar parts[/B].[/QUOTE]



After listening to STGOH (the CD) many times, Ethan and Don made some pretty darn good guitar parts, but I do agree with you in the fact that "The Triptych" had more technical/better guitar parts.

Posted on 12-01-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE=conceived in fire;3113936]Imo, DH is one of the top three metal bands to include lots of singing (the other two being KSE and All That Remains)
The Triptych was better, but only by a little - mainly due to its more technical guitar parts.[/QUOTE]

KSE does what they do pretty darn good. Dang good guitarist. But, haha, I still don't like them that much, because of the "excessive" singing. I've never listened to All that remains.

Posted on 12-01-2007 by Adam K
[QUOTE=Mr. claw;3114029]I've never listened to All that remains.[/QUOTE]

You need to. They've got some pretty freaking awesome solos.

Posted on 12-01-2010 by guitarfreak846
Solid album. 9/10. Triptych was the best.

Posted on 12-02-2007 by conceived in fire
[QUOTE=Adam K;3114064]You need to. They've got some pretty freaking awesome solos.[/QUOTE]
Not to mention one of the best vocalists in the genre. Their last release was basically perfect.

Posted on 12-02-2007 by normajean777
I turned this on in my cousins vehicle, and a solo started. "Who is this" he said. I'm like "DH". And hes like "It can't be, a solo?". "It must be the twilight zone". lol.

Anyway I've had it for a little more than a week now. I think its pretty good. About a 7. Some of the songs are starting to bore me now, but its still pretty good. I like "Follow the Wolves". Thats a great song, very melodic.

I love the demon horn BTW. I get asked about it alot. What do you tell people about it? I've been saying like its a horn from a demon I killed, being a demon hunter and all. And then people are like o you killing demons with your horn and all. And I'm thinking . . . Killing with the horn?

Posted on 12-25-2007 by KaiserZr
Okay here we go, just thought I would write a review on this cd. So let's get this thing going.

The first song I heard was Fading Away, which was the first single that Demon Hunter kept teasing us with by splitting into pieces on pure volume. When I heard the whole thing I got excited about this cd. That song was different from pretty much anything I heard by Demon Hunter. First with the Keyboard/Synth sounds and just the whole arrangement of the song. So eventually the cd came out and I got me a copy of it, and to say it simply it is my favorite Demon Hunter Cd. It contains my new favorite song by Demon Hunter (Follow the Wolves). It is evident that DH tried some new things in this cd. Plus you got your customary 1 or 2 songs that are pretty much nothing, but clean vocals (not a bad thing at all since Ryan's clean vocals are really good).

My only gripe with the cd is half the song seemed to follow the new arrangement exactly. Distorted Vocals on the verse then Clean Vocals on the Chorus and Bridge, with maybe a little sprinkle of harsh vocals. It isn't anything that makes this cd horrible, but it got old.

Positives: The use of Synths and piano, the clean vocals (huge improvement), lyrics, and rhythm

negatives: the use of the same arrangement on half the songs, they didn't sound the same musically, but it could have been a little bit more diverse.

favorite songs: Sixteen, Fading Away, Thorns, Follow the Wolves, No Reason to Exist

Final score: 8/10 great cd, a very few amount of things I would have changed, but still in my opinion their best cd.

Posted on 12-25-2010 by JerRocks2day
Demon Hunter, I miss these guys. I luvd Carry Me Down and Fading Away.


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