At the Gates
The Red in the Sky Is Ours


3.5
great

Review

by USER (41 Reviews)
April 13th, 2006 | 238 replies | 13,798 views


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist


1 of 2 thought this review was well written

The first album by the Swedish metal group, the first impression I gathered was how different it sounded from any of their other albums. Tomas Lindeberg (vocals) has a more standard scream here, and the arrangements musically are far more complex with many different time signatures than found on "Slaughter of the Soul".

This was also the only At The Gates album to not feature Jonas Bjorler on bass, which may or may not be part of the reason for it's more raw, straight forward sound. There are also less lead guitar breaks on here, with the band opting for more dual guitar harmonies and straight up thrash stylings.

There are numerous times where the vocals would simply annoy me, but there also happen to be numerous times where they fit in almost to perfection. WARNING: If you loved "Slaughter of the Soul" and/or "Terminal Spirit Disease" this may not be the album for you.

The album has a few highlights, such as "Windows", The classical coda to "The Red in The Sky is Ours" (billed as "The Season to Come"), "The Scar", and a live take on "All Life Ends", from the "Gardens Of Grief" LP.

Many listeners may find this album somewhat inconsistent in its' material
and I would have to agree with such opinions. "Claws of Laughter Dead" is a fairly uninteresting song with terrible vocals, and "Within" isn't too bad, though it drags on for a rather long period of time (6:54)

Likes:

Original sound, great playing by the band, good guitar sound, interesting musical arrangements.

Dislikes: Vocals can become annoying, some songs sound the same,
hard to hear bass.

This album really doesn't show a band that would be putting out an album like "Slaughter of the Soul" in three years, but that doesn't take away from its' merit in the slightest. A competent album and a good debut. 3/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Tarantino's Tarantulas
April 13th 2006



819 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Just Downloaded City of Screaming Statues. Seems a pretty cool song and has a realy cool name

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2006



16081 Comments


Far too shart and sparse. I don't really get any clear idea about what this album sounds like, bedies "x-part of this band is good".

Bron-Yr-Aur
April 13th 2006



4405 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I agree. Great review. Just kidding. This Message Edited On 06.02.06

pattern_recognition
April 14th 2006



950 Comments


This was a very unusual album for it's time. No other band in the extreme metal scene was doing anything quite this complex or varied at that point.
That said, a lot of these songs aren't put together well, but it's an interesting listen nonetheless.

Bron-Yr-Aur
April 14th 2006



4405 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

There. Edited up a bit.

Bron-Yr-Aur
April 17th 2006



4405 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I don't particularly like this album much.This Message Edited On 06.02.06

Fluttertrank
October 9th 2012



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The Scar is so amazing. best song ever.

darkthrone1
December 3rd 2012



387 Comments


Good stuff

pissbore
January 9th 2013



9935 Comments


fucking rules

pissbore
January 9th 2013



9935 Comments


fucking rules i said

Fluttertrank
January 9th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this rules.

pissbore
January 9th 2013



9935 Comments


hard

pissbore
January 9th 2013



9935 Comments


neverwhere is one of the bests songs ever recorded

pissbore
January 21st 2013



9935 Comments


way too much shitty music being discussed right now so bump

cagedescending
January 21st 2013



4124 Comments


grand album

pissbore
January 21st 2013



9935 Comments


agreed

70sPriestIsBetter
January 23rd 2013



1934 Comments


why did comments get deleted

70sPriestIsBetter
January 23rd 2013



1934 Comments


mods are troll deleting comments so gotta replace 'em

70sPriestIsBetter
January 23rd 2013



1934 Comments


m/

70sPriestIsBetter
January 25th 2013



1934 Comments


neverwhere = best song ever recorded



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