The GARDNERZ (Sweden) “The System of Nature” DIGI CD review by www.canadianassault.com

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

by www.canadianassault.com

By Dale

The Gardnerz seems like a strange or goofy name for a metal band and maybe even more so for a doom /death metal band. Now with their music there is nothing goofy about that, it is serious, dead serious doom laden dm summoned from the pits of fire and brimstone. Apparently these Swedes have been toiling since 2008, even though as near as I can tell this is their only official release, no demos or eps or anything. This album was mastered by the mighty Dan Swano at Unisound Studios, I had no idea Dan was still doing production work or that he had re-opened his studio, cool. The growling death metal vocals have that doomy element to them, but for me I would have liked to have had a little more elongated pronunciation on certain parts and a little more emotion in them. The singer Niclas seems like he is trying to hurry through some lines of the lyrics which really does not fit the slower doomier sections very well at times. That is not to say they are bad vocals, they are adequate and he does a decent job overall, but they could be better and more tailored to the music they flowing over top of. Speaking of the music it is crushing doomy riffs with accelerated interludes and some pretty cool guitar leads mixed in to the meandering musical milieu. Not necessarily among the best bands coming out of a very talented Sweden doom scene these days, but nonetheless, an decent entry and it will be interesting to see where The Gardnerz take their sound on the next album.

Review link: www.canadianassault.com/albumreviewsnewEtoN.html#gardnerz

The Gardnerz links:

Official Website: www.thegardnerz.com

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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