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With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness/Live in Groningen

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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 "The 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 "The 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. [The album was reissued in 2010 with three bonus tracks, as well as as the DVD Live in Groningen.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • Label: Peaceville
  • UPC: 801056725929
  • Catalog Number: 259
  • Sales rank: 117,835

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beyond Good And Evil (2:37)
  2. 2 Raped By The Light Of Christ (2:54)
  3. 3 The Break Of Autumn (4:52)
  4. 4 Non-Divine (4:38)
  5. 5 Primal Breath (7:18)
  6. 6 The Architects (3:25)
  7. 7 Stardrowned (3:55)
  8. 8 Blood Of the sunsets (4:28)
  9. 9 The Burning Darkness (2:11)
  10. 10 Ever-Opening Flower (4:55)
  11. 11 Through The Red (3:28)
  12. 12 Neverwhere (6:04)
  13. 13 Beyond Good And Evil (2:42)
  14. 14 The Architects (3:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Raped by the Light of Christ
  2. 2 Through Gardens Of Grief
  3. 3 Within
  4. 4 Souls Of The Evil Departed
  5. 5 Windows
  6. 6 Kingdom Gone
  7. 7 The Architects
  8. 8 The Red In The Sky Is Ours
  9. 9 The Nightmare Continues
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
At the Gates Primary Artist
Matti Karki Background Vocals
Jonas Björler Bass
Adrian Erlandsson Drums
Tomas Lindberg Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
At the Gates Arranger, Composer, Producer, Layout
Dave Pybus Layout
Tomas Skogsberg Producer, Engineering
Fred Estby Engineering
Lars Linden Engineering
Noel Summerville Mastering
Åke Hodell Cover Art
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