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

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


By Eckart Maronde

The first impression is deceiving a little: rifft As the guitarist in the best scale manner in the opening track “Do not Look Back”, and almost one is already inclined to dismiss THE GARDNERZ and their EP “It All Fades” as nice, but unaufregend. Sure, the Southern did last year with their first album “The System Of Nature” already something done right, but also evoked no enthusiasm. Can of course be at the genre in which it is situate THE GARDNERZ: Power Doom, if you want to point out that the band is in the fast midtempo road before, Death-Doom when Grunzgesang to be highlighted.

Now that is “It All Fades” and the first impression. It’s worth more but listen.

First, the musicians learn and have their merits earned in bands like tristitia or VANDÖD. And the musicians are good. Second, THE GARDNERZ songs at the start, grab a sometime by the collar. Liquid, fluffy, varied, diverse in their genre. Since there is zippy-skillful drumming, polyphonic guitar leads, occasionally a solo. And. A singer who is perhaps not the best grunts of the world, but made an effort to change wealth And then a nice interlude with pretty harmonies and melodies.

Which brings us to DARKTHRONE would. Or at the cover of “Transylvanian Hunger” – albeit completely in the style of HELL SONGS acoustically and kept with female vocals. And the song still works. On the one hand, of course, a confirmation of what songwriting generic class itself can inhere a raw black metal song, on the other hand the evidence of the class of Sweden. For me “Transylvanian Hunger” clearly the best cover song this year.

The remaining songs will then move sovereign again in Death Doom genre. This is not always a stroke of genius, but always well above average. So anyone who feels comfortable in these regions, THE GARDNERZ should simply antesten times. Where the debut album was a duty rather, is “It All Fades” the cure. And both sides have their charms.

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

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To purchase The GARDNERZ “It All Fades” CD EP, “The System of Nature” DIGI CD and other The GARDNERZ merchandise go to:

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