The GARDNERZ (Sweden) “The System of Nature” DIGI CD review by mariosmetalmania

The GARDNERZ (Sweden) “The System of Nature” DIGI CD review


By Dennis van Dommelen

The Gardnerz are a relativealy new band to the scene. “The System of Nature” is their debut album on the American label Abyss records. As time goes by, the quest for the unique in music exponentially grows in futility, and one question is asked: “maybe instead of looking for originality in music we should just appreciate those all they do is the same-old, yet do it awesomely? Or is it me, blabbering again, having absolutely no idea how to open this darn review?”

Anyway, The Gardnerz is just that kind of a band – just as the homophone suggests, “routine” would be the name of the game and an immediate association that rises in all things concerning the album in question – tempo and feel-wise, the premise “The System of Nature” mostly dwells in is a moderate, quasi-gracious and self-important stride (the almost-exclusive use of major scales significantly contributes to that “majestic” feel), with a cue emphasis on basic, melodic musical approach and rather rudimentary thematic resolutions with catchy hooks and harmonies to please your ear, but without grabbing your attention all too much really.

As far as the music goes, though, the most suitable way to describe is that it that the doomy death metal delivers. I’d like to deviate from the common procedure by addressing the sound and production of the album first, since it would be the first thing to captivate your attention upon hearing this album as well – not only it’s highly crisp and clear, you’d be overwhelmed by the ferocity it comes at you from the very get go. Imagine having an enormous frying pan swung at your face, hitting it in several different places simultaneously as it lands – same goes with this album. That it says mastered at the legendary Unisound studio by Dan Swano will clearify this. So in the end The Garnerz aren’t inventing the wheel again but do present an interesting various doom/death metal album.

Rating: 79/100

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