|Storm The Gates Of Hell|
|Studio album by|
|Released||November 6, 2007|
59:03 (Deluxe and Special Edition)
|Demon Hunter chronology|
|HM Magazine||Slightly favorable|
|Jesus Freak Hideout|
|Today's Christian Music Favorable||Favorable|
Storm the Gates of Hell is the fourth studio album by Christian metal band Demon Hunter, released on November 6, 2007. It is the band's last album to feature Don Clark and Ethan Luck.
Demon Hunter embarked on the Stronger Than Hell Tour in promotion of the album. The summer tour began in May 2008 and included Living Sacrifice, Oh, Sleeper, The Famine, and Advent.
The album's lead single, "Fading Away," along with the title track and "Carry Me Down," can be heard on the band's official MySpace. A promotional site entitled "A Thread of Light" was made, where one can listen to samples of "Storm the Gates of Hell," "I Am You," and "Fiction Kingdom." Two weeks before its release, the album leaked into P2P networks in its entirety. On November 2, the whole album was put on the Demon Hunter's Myspace page for previewing. Storm the Gates of Hell started at #85 on the Billboard 200, selling nearly 10,500 copies in the first week.
A music video was produced for "Fading Away." It was directed by Zach Merck, known for his previous work with Shadows Fall. The video has found considerable airplay on MTV2's Headbangers Ball . The music video for "Carry Me Down" also aired on MTV2.
The album was met with generally positive views. Ben Hurrell CrossRhythms gave the album nine out of ten stars saying "Since their appearance on a record label compilation in 2002 the band have hit the big time, releasing four albums gaining widespread coverage in the mainstream media as well as Christian circles."About.com gave the album three and a half out of five stars stating, "It's a step forward from their last release. They have really stepped up their songwriting. The tracks are a diverse mix of metallic riffs and warm melodies." Allmusic didn't give the album a score, but still praised the album saying, "Demon Hunter sparingly employs more traditional vocals and moody textures throughout the roaring, rapid firestorm of the songs. Even if rock is the "devil's music," Demon Hunter aren't afraid to use it to get their point across."
All tracks are written by Demon Hunter.
|1.||"Storm the Gates of Hell"||2:44|
|2.||"Lead Us Home"||4:24|
|3.||"Sixteen" (featuring Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice)||5:18|
|5.||"Carry Me Down"||4:32|
|6.||"A Thread of Light"||3:35|
|7.||"I Am You"||4:14|
|10.||"Follow the Wolves"||3:55|
|12.||"The Wrath of God"||4:06|
|Special and deluxe edition bonus tracks|
|13.||"No Reason to Exist"||3:23|
Three editions of the album were produced: regular, special, and deluxe.
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