With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Coming off their competent, but hardly groundbreaking, debut, The Red in the Sky Is Ours, few would have picked At the Gates as death metal superstars in the making. Yet, with their sophomore effort, the grandly named With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness, the boys from Gothenburg, Sweden, made significant strides to proving most everyone wrong. Possibly their most experimental outing, the album contained a number of highlights in "Burning Darkness" and "Raped by the Light of Christ" oooo-kay, whose unbridled fury and insidious melodies would serve as rough blueprints for future triumphs. On the other hand, technically ambitious, more involved experiments like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Coming off their competent, but hardly groundbreaking, debut, The Red in the Sky Is Ours, few would have picked At the Gates as death metal superstars in the making. Yet, with their sophomore effort, the grandly named With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness, the boys from Gothenburg, Sweden, made significant strides to proving most everyone wrong. Possibly their most experimental outing, the album contained a number of highlights in "Burning Darkness" and "Raped by the Light of Christ" oooo-kay, whose unbridled fury and insidious melodies would serve as rough blueprints for future triumphs. On the other hand, technically ambitious, more involved experiments like "Ever-Opening Flower" and the seven-minute "Primal Breath" come off too contrived and ultimately can't compare in terms of intensity to their more concise counterparts. Still, it was obvious that the once samey Swedes had serious potential, if only they could find a way to harness their power and aggression into shorter bursts -- something they would achieve with their next effort, the much improved Terminal Spirit Disease.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2001
  • Label: Peaceville Uk
  • UPC: 801056209726
  • Catalog Number: 62097

Album Credits

Performance Credits
At the Gates Primary Artist
Matti Karki Background Vocals
Anders Björler Guitar
Jonas Björler Bass
Adrian Erlandsson Drums
Martin Larsson Guitar
Tomas Lindberg Vocals
Technical Credits
At the Gates Arranger, Producer
Tomas Skogsberg Engineer
Fred Estby Engineer
Lars Linden Engineer
Noel Summerville Mastering
Åke Hodell Cover Art
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