It s been silent about the German pioneers of melodic Death Metal for far too long!
Flashback: After Night In Gales debut EP Sylphlike had hit the scene like a bomb in 1995 (up till now this release remains one of the best selling demos ever1), the first album Towards the Twilight was released in 1997 under the wings of Nuclear Blast Records and Night In Gales toured with bands such as of In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children of Bodom and Death, before releasing their second album Thunderbeast. Further touring with acts like Dismember or again Children of Bodom followed, as well as appearances as festivals like Wacken Open Air or Summer Breeze Open Air.
While the release this far presented the band with a clearly melo-death rocking groove, their third album Nailwork in 2000 showcased a rather morbid and more progressive side to things and Night In Gales not only toured Europe with Old Man s Child and Krisiun but also visited Japan together with DEFLESHED.
The new and fifth album Five Scars successfully combines all of the band s past trademarks within the typically Swedish melodic Death Metal sound structure, without rejecting new influences and thus making it both the most melodically accessible as well as also the most aggressive effort in the band s history so far, smoothly rounded off with a killer soundmix courtesy of scene icon Dan Swano.