To Drink from the Night Itself

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To Drink from the Night Itself
To Drink from the Night Itself cover art.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 May 2018 (2018-05-18)
Recorded12 November − 17 December 2017
Studio
Various
Genre Melodic death metal
Length44:41
Label Century Media
Producer Russ Russell
At the Gates chronology
At War with Reality
(2014)
To Drink from the Night Itself
(2018)
The Nightmare of Being
(2021)
Singles from To Drink from the Night Itself
  1. "To Drink from the Night Itself"
    Released: 2 March 2018 [2]
  2. "A Stare Bound in Stone"
    Released: 30 March 2018 [3]
  3. "Daggers of Black Haze"
    Released: 27 April 2018 [4]
  4. "The Mirror Black (feat. Rob Miller)"
    Released: 11 January 2019 [5]

To Drink from the Night Itself is the sixth studio album by Swedish melodic death metal band At the Gates, released on 18 May 2018 via Century Media. [6] [7] The album is the first to feature guitarist Jonas Stålhammar and the first without co-founding guitarist Anders Björler, who had departed from the band in March 2017. [8]

Contents

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 78/100 [9]
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim! 8/10 [10]
Pitchfork 7.3/10 [11]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [12]

Upon its release, To Drink from the Night Itself received generally favorable reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 78 based on 6 reviews. [9]

Accolades

PublicationAccoladeRankRef.
Decibel Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2018
11
Revolver Revolver's Top 30 Albums of 2018
30

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Tomas Lindberg; all music is composed by Jonas Björler

No.TitleLength
1."Der Widerstand" (instrumental)1:28
2."To Drink from the Night Itself"3:23
3."A Stare Bound in Stone"4:08
4."Palace of Lepers"4:05
5."Daggers of Black Haze"4:42
6."The Chasm"3:21
7."In Nameless Sleep"3:37
8."The Colours of the Beast"3:50
9."A Labyrinth of Tombs"3:30
10."Seas of Starvation"3:56
11."In Death They Shall Burn"3:59
12."The Mirror Black"4:42
Total length:44:41
Limited Mediabook Edition bonus CD [15]
No.TitleLength
1."Daggers of Black Haze" (feat. Rob Miller)4:47
2."The Chasm" (feat. Per Boder)3:21
3."A Labyrinth of Tombs" (feat. Mikael Nox Pettersson)3:32
4."The Chasm" (demo)3:21
5."The Mirror Black" (feat. Rob Miller)4:38
Total length:19:39
Japanese edition bonus CD
No.TitleLength
1."Daggers of Black Haze" (feat. Rob Miller)4:47
2."The Chasm" (feat. Per Boder)3:21
3."A Labyrinth of Tombs" (feat. Mikael Nox Pettersson)3:32
4."Raped by the Light of Christ (2018)" (re-recorded from With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness )2:57
5."The Chasm" (demo)3:21
6."The Mirror Black" (feat. Rob Miller)4:38
Total length:22:36

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2018)Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) [16]
[17]
22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) [18] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) [19] 132
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) [20] 18
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [21] 10
Scottish Albums (OCC) [22] 61
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [23] 13
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [24] 25
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC) [25] 8
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard) [26] 18

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