Winter Gate are a band from India that plays a very progressive and melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Dis_illumination" which was released by Transcending Obscurity India.
A very melancholic sounding keyboard starts off the ep and after the intro the music starts going into a more fast and melodic death metal direction along with some solos that display a great amount of talent and skill which also leads up to growls and screams becoming a huge part of the bands musical sound.
There is a good mixture of clean and heavy parts being utilized throughout the recording and they give the ep a progressive feeling and the band also uses a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and both of the regular tracks are very long and epic in length and the band also uses some clean singing briefly and the second track displays even more of their death metal sound with the song having blast beats and a bit of the early 90's Swedish sound.
Winter Gate creates a style of death metal that is very melodic and progressive while also having a bit of the old school early 90's in their sound, the productions sounds very heavy and powerful while the lyrics cover dark, melancholy and nature themes.
In my opinion Winter gate are a very great sounding melodic and progressive death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death's Embrace". 8 out of 10. .