At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness CD


If At the Gates' sophomore album were personified, it’s would be feeling one thing and one thing only: an intense hatred for its elder brother, The Red in the Sky Is Ours. This thing was always going to be a scrutinised and troubled album, due to the endless comparisons that would arise from being that album's successor. The fact that this isn't trying to be something different altogether, with inherently different objectives (like Terminal Spirit Disease) doesn't help. This is clearly meant to be an album in the vein of their debut, and hence shall be measured as such. And I am pleased to say that this pretty much lives up to their fantastic debut.