With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness

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With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 7, 1993
RecordedApril, 1993
GenreDeath metal
ProducerAt the Gates
At the Gates chronology
The Red in the Sky Is Ours
With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness
Terminal Spirit Disease
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness is the second studio album by the Swedish death metal band At the Gates. It was re-released in 1993 with The Red in the Sky Is Ours and again in 2003 with bonus tracks.

Background information[edit]

Anders Björler, the guitarist, described With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness as At the Gates' "darkest album", and deemed the album's production as "heavier" than the group's previous work.[2]

Tomas Lindberg, the vocalist, said of the album cover: "The cover [...] is probably my favorite. It is a piece of art made by Swedish author/artist/composer Åke Hodell. The piece is called 220 Volt Buddha. Åke approved for us to use it for free, after inquiring about the music of the band and our approach, as soon as he understood that we were a non-commercial act. He has composed several pieces of abstract music, written radio plays and novels. You could consider him a modernist along the lines of Vladimir Mayakovsky. It was an honour for me to work with him and I think the blue tone matches the abstract music on the album perfectly. Åke died in 2000. He is greatly missed."[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

1."Beyond Good and Evil"2:42
2."Raped by the Light of Christ"2:58
3."The Break of Autumn"4:59
5."Primal Breath"7:22
6."The Architects"3:30
8."Blood of the Sunsets"4:33
9."The Burning Darkness"2:16
10."Ever-Opening Flower"4:59
11."Through the Red"3:26
Total length:45:29

The final track contains a hidden cover of "The Nightmare Continues" by Discharge.



  • 1. "Beyond Good and Evil" (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)
  • 2. "Raped by the Light of Christ" (Björler / Lindberg)
  • 3. "The Break of Autumn" (Svensson)
  • 4. "Non-Divine" (Björler / Lindberg)
  • 5. "Primal Breath" (Svensson)
  • 6. "The Architects" (At The Gates / Lindberg)
  • 7. "Stardrowned" (Björler / Svensson / Lindberg)
  • 8. "Blood of the Sunsets" (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)
  • 9. "The Burning Darkness" (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)
  • 10. "Ever-Opening Flower" (Björler / Svensson / Lindberg)
  • 11. "Through the Red" (Svensson / Björler / Lindberg)

Band members[edit]



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Morgan, Anthony (November 2007). ""The Flames of the End"? - Guitarist Anders Björler wishes to pen the final chapter in the glorious history of Swedish legends At The Gates". Lucem Fero. Retrieved 2008-03-21.