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

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

by Metal Revolution

By Bato

The Gardnerz is a Wilhelm (Swedish) Doomy Death Metal band, formed in 2008, and now featuring guest soli by Thomas Ahlgren (Deranged) and Heber Hammer (Inner Sanctvm). The System Of Nature is this Swedish quartet’ debut album, containing 10 ordinary and two bonus tracks, namely a Vulcano “Bloody Vengeance” and Winter “Servants Of The Warsmen” covers.

The band relentlessly delivers one after another heavy riff with melodic distortion. The overall pace is slower than what I expected, where an obvious focus is on the melody, a technicality mixed with simplicity. The vocals of Niclas Ankarbranth are monotonous and repetitive, yet again fitting perfectly together with an overall image of the band.

The album is very varied and diverse and it works just perfectly for the band. Lyrically they deal with philosophical ideas of different kinds, but also random rants about the strange ways of man. Main topics are; the fallacies of religion, the rat-race of over-consuming, and the hypocrisy found in the writing of history etc.

The album is mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö at Unsound Studio in Sweden (Edge Of Sanity, Katatonia, Marduk, Opeth, Dark Funeral…). Thus the overall sound is mesmerizing and just the way a piece of a modern Doom/Death Metal should sound.
There’s still space for growing and evolving as artists for The Gardnerz, and with the latest arrival of Vedran ‘The Croatian Sensation’ Ben?i? the future looks bright for this combo. The System Of Nature is an interesting album that keeps on unfolding itself. The music is dynamic, imaginative, absorbing and straight-up-your-face. Clearly a great debut for all fans of Doomy Death Metal.

Rating: 76/100

Review link: http://metal-revolution.com/plugins/content/content.php?content.3872

The Gardnerz links:

Myspace: www.myspace.com/thegardnerz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegardnerz 

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/thegardnerz

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/The+Gardnerz

Abyss Records links:

Online Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Abyss-Records/164573050232055

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Other links:

To purchase The GARDNERZ “The System of Nature” DIGI CD, “It All Fades” CD EP  and other The GARDNERZ merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=the+gardnerz

To preview a song from “It All Fades” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz_S-ufxf-E

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