At the Gates formed in Gothenburg, 1990, and released 4 highly successful and influential studio albums before the band broke up in 1996, with members featuring in acts such as Cradle of Filth & The Haunted, before later reforming in 2007 for some successful reunion dates across the globe. All-in-all, At The Gates was one of the finest bands to explode out of their native Swedish death metal scene.
Born from the ashes of the band Grotesque, the style of the band evolved into technical brutality of the highest order. After extensive early touring, it wasn't long before UK underground label Peaceville Records offered them a deal.
The debut album ‘The Red In The Sky Is Ours’ was released in 1992 on Peaceville/Deaf to widespread acclaim; the inclusion of violin sounds ensuring that the album scored points for originality, and was innovatively offset by the intensely brutal yet melodic sound, with standout track ‘Kingdom Gone’ becoming a universal favourite.
'The Red in the Sky is Ours' is a raw slab of extremity with intense aggression and some highly intricate melodic arrangements, considered a genre classic by many.