The Red in the Sky Is Ours

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The Red in the Sky Is Ours
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Studio album by At the Gates
Released 27 July 1992
Recorded November, 1991
Genre Death metal
Length 45:46
Label Peaceville
Producer At the Gates
At the Gates chronology
Gardens of Grief
The Red in the Sky Is Ours
With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

The Red in the Sky Is Ours is the debut album by the Swedish death metal band At the Gates released on 27 July 1992. It was re-released in 1993 with With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness and then in 2003 with bonus tracks.

Background information[edit]

When At the Gates began recording The Red in the Sky Is Ours, the group had been together for a mere year.[2] In comparison to 1991 EP Gardens of Grief, guitarist Anders Björler feels that The Red in the Sky Is Ours is more structured. In certain instances, Björler deems the record "experimental" nonetheless.[2] At this time, the group's members started to learn about one another musically. Björler was at the time very inspired by guitarist Alf Svensson's ideas, and called them "over the top" and "extremely challenging". However, Björler went on to comment that the group "tried too hard to impress people with too many riffs and weird songwriting".[2]

Björler has criticised the production also, dubbing it "weird" and "very weak-sounding".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Red in the Sky Is Ours/The Season to Come" 4:41
2. "Kingdom Gone" 4:40
3. "Through Gardens of Grief" 4:02
4. "Within" 6:54
5. "Windows" 3:53
6. "Claws of Laughter Dead" 4:02
7. "Neverwhere" 5:41
8. "The Scar" 2:00
9. "Night Comes, Blood Black" 5:16
10. "City of Screaming Statues" 4:37
Total length: 45:46


At The Gates[3]

Songwriting Credits:

  • 1. The Red in the Sky Is Ours/The Season to Come - (Björler / Lindberg) / (Traditional)
  • 2. Kingdom Gone - (Björler / Svensson / Lindberg)
  • 3. Through Gardens of Grief - (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)
  • 4. Within - (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)
  • 5. Windows - (Björler / Lindberg)
  • 6. Claws of Laughter Dead - (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)
  • 7. Neverwhere - (Svensson / Lindberg)
  • 8. The Scar - (Björler / Lindberg)
  • 9. Night Comes, Blood Black - (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)
  • 10. City of Screaming Statues - (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)

Recording Line-Up:

Guest musician: