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

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


By Daniel Müller

On the not very telling name The Gardnerz hears these Death-/Doom metal band from Sweden, founded in 2008 and in 2011 published a complete album. To shorten the waiting time for the next album a bit, they now an EP for a total of six songs contain. And the mixture offered here is really interesting. At first, everything looks like a modern death metal album, but this is not really true. The lead guitar reminiscent desöfteren the last Death album. The fun level is high, but never so overloaded that neglect the Swedes their songs. Quite the contrary! Everything blends in seamlessly and makes for good variety and much headbanger suitable rhythm. In the meantime interspersed passages of doomy dirge reminiscent of My Dying Bride, without copying them but dull. One thing I do not want to go into his head completely out of the ordinary is the fact Darkthrone cover song “Transylvanian Hunger”. And not only on paper! With Darkthrone neither the sound of the band, yet this version also has to do something only partially! “Transylvanian Hunger” was the räudigste stumpfsinnigste and their albums and made sure that in the years to quite a lot of bands have shit on good sound and all have recorded in the rehearsal room with the tape recorder. There are but a very nice acoustic ballad with the same elfin female vocals, which reminds me of the “Calling The Rain” EP of Atrocity with singer Yasmin Krull. Completely different from the rest of this EP, but by the successful surprise definitely a plus! The Gardnerz care in each of the songs included here for positive surprises. I think I need to really listen to the album once, to make me a proper picture of this interesting band.

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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