At The Gates
Tomas got into the local metal scene in 1988 and has stayed active since. His first band, Grotesque, was a big part of the early days of death metal but it was with his second band, At The Gates, that things started moving for real. At The Gates and their contemporaries, Dark Tranquillity and In Flames were all part of the same scene, playing shows together and developing what has since become known as the Gothenburg sound, more or less inventing, melodic death metal as a sub genre of its own. Even tho the bands 95 release Slaughter of the soul always ranks among the best death metal album of all time, their latest album, The Nightmare of Being (2021) showed the band is still among the most influential of their genre.