Saturday, April 9, 2011

At the Gates - The Red in the Sky is Ours


At the Gates - The Red in the Sky is Ours (1992)
Melodic Death Metal
Track listing:
The Red in the Sky is Ours/The Season to Come
Kingdom Gone
Through Gardens of Grief
Within
Windows
The Claws of Laughter Dead
Neverwhere
The Scar
Night Comes, Blood Black
City of Screaming Statues

A pioneering group in the Gothenburg scene, At the Gates fuse a strange and primal form of Melodic Death Metal mixed with Black Metal influences and atmospheric mastery to create the Swedish gem, The Red in the Sky is Ours. The tortured screams of Tomas Lindberg mixed with the brutal yet beautiful guitars paint a portrait of gorgeous decay in the mind of the listener. The band also incorporates violin into the musical compositions, creating a paradox between harsh and majestic. This album is a bit hard to digest at first for someone not  familiar with Melodic Death Metal because of it's harsh and strange breed of vocals and poor production quality (which in my opinion, adds to it's haunting disposition.) If so, I recommend you start with Slaughter of the Soul, a different more accessible album by the same group.


32 comments:

  1. ima big metal fan, this one doesnt really grab me though

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  2. Yeah, I understand. It's a bit hard to access at first. Took me a couple of listens to really appreciate it.

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  3. not my type of music but thanks for sharing! :D

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  4. Thanks man! Haha, I'll probably be posting a couple of albums from different genres soon.

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  5. Death Metal is one of my favorite genres :)

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  6. Thanks for getting me onto this group mate, really enjoy them!

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  7. Glad to see other music blogs! You've got a new follower ;)

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  8. Ah.. Death metal.. Haven't heard that in quite awhile. Used to be into this like it was crack! Still enjoy listening though.

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  9. Not really my thing, but my brother would be really into this.

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  10. Wow. This is interesting. Very good. Thanks a lot mate.

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  11. A bit too much metal for me, sill enjoyed the second video a bit :)

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  12. Not usually my choice but nice stuff.

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  13. reminds me of some of the great metallica ballads. i like it

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  14. Not listened to At The Gates in ages! Near nostalgia xD

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  15. Not my type of music, but my mates loved it. Good stuff apparently :) Keep it up!

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  16. i like this kind of melodic death metal, sounds strange but powerfull

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  17. never heard of this, but damn its good.

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  18. Saw these guys live a few years ago...incredible.

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