At the Gates - The Red in the Sky is Ours (1992)
Melodic Death Metal
The Red in the Sky is Ours/The Season to Come
Through Gardens of Grief
The Claws of Laughter Dead
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.