The GARDNERZ (Sweden) “It All Fades” CD EP review by

The GARDNERZ (Sweden) “It All Fades” CD EP review


By Wildchild

Among the recent Swedish bands emerged a few years ago was an interesting band that contains a beautiful symbiosis of sounds death and doom metal, neatly packed and very well made. It is a four person band The Gardnerz that already has initially albumsko last edition of” The System of Nature”. That first album, like its genre description give a true picture of a mixture of pure death metal mixed with a bit of doom metal. As such, the album would be without much trouble could appeal to every devotee or a fan of this sound, and it seems that, as such, remained very well received by critics and audiences. With minor changes in the composition, of which she is most noted by our drummer Vedran Benčića from Osijek, The Gardnerz us this year, offering six new songs as a warm up for the upcoming album. What’s with this EP intereanatno several things. Out of the 6 songs worked out several musical elements, so we can speak here of the death / doom sound, but with additions and other influences such as typical for other genre preferences. As such, this half-hour EP titled” It All Fades” offers something for every music lover. The Gardnerz on it are not something particularly away from the core of their sound, but some of the songs get lighter Epilogue to be closer to its end. Usually there is a melodic acoustic guitar sounds, with a slow rhythm of drums that are karakteristčne for the first two songs Do not Look Back and A Horrible Disease. In addition both the songs offer a great deal of progressive sound with plenty of guitar riffs and melodies that do not sound jaded, izreciklirano. Deep rough vocal arrangements also seamlessly evoke musical atmosphere and quality make this release and, so to speak, strong. After the first two typical death / doom stuff comes to processing Transilvanian Hunger, a well-known fact of the cult Norwegian Darkthrone’s. Processing as such is actually totally unrecognizable, and that someone does not point out that listening to Darkthrone-processing and you would not figure it out. The song is quite slow, and that’s just a slight sequential melody on guitar and female vocals. A number of strange way to handle one of these songs is definitely a big plus, unlike most bands that literally just” playing the song” without extensive modification. The rest of the EP follows the continued progressive death / doom tone continues presenting the aforementioned musical elements with a few new features as a lightweight soprano female vocals in the background of things It All Fades or clean vocals combined with the rough on the last chorus Erasing Bad Specimen. This EP in its half-hour offering quality death / doom metal with a bit more melody than is typical for this kind of genre combination. Over six new songs The Gardnerz presented some novelties, and how will it all together to sound on the new album should wait a while. A solid release, especially for fans of the above genres.

Rating: 7.5/10

This review was originally written in Croatian and has been translated using Google Translate. To view the original review in Croatian click the link below.

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