AT THE GATES — The Red in the Sky Is Ours (review)

AT THE GATES — The Red in the Sky Is Ours album cover Album · 1992 · Death Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3/5 ·
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The potential is ours...

Genre: (progressive) death metal

"The Red In the Sky Is Ours" has potential and it is different from a lot of the death metal of the 90s in that it is very progressively inclined with every song containing several twists and turns and other complexities. There is absolutely nothing wrong in the songwriting department.

But what bugs me about this album is that the actual instrumental performance is not always at such a level that the otherwise brilliant ideas can be delivered satisfactorily. Especially, the drumming leaves much to be desired, and, al though this may also be a production problem, it annoys me endlessly that there are several blast beat sequences where the snare drum is virtually inaudible.

But, at the end of the day, "The Red In The Sky Is ours" is not a bad album. As I said, there are many good ideas songwritingwise on this album, which certainly makes it a worthwile addition to any death metal fan's collection.
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