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

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


By Demosthenes baric

Sweden is generally observed as the metal is a country that has behaved generously to issue birth extreme band. In this case it is the Doomsters The Gardnerz, who earlier in 2011 with their debut album “The System of Nature”, which although not as debated album, managed to give a new touch to the Doom metal having space to offer several interesting and fresh ideas. So, in 2012 with their new EP release “It all fades” once again managed to draw our attention to the special musical style, which hardly goes unnoticed. While we observe that many bands of the genre have a special focus on how to present something heavy, dull and drab, the The Gardnerz on atmospheric while imposing compositions, trying to project a climate pessimist while emotional, in their own way forever. The composition will be characterized not complicated but rather more old-school, with enough data and enough death and Opeth Candlemass influences specific area of ​​riffing and vocals. The atmosphere is due to the various riff, which create quite a dark pattern with fairly clean and melodic parts, which “break the ice” monotony giving a touch of melancholy. Beyond that, however, what caused my interest and with surprised I can say is the cover that was on the disk, which is the “Transilvanian Hunger” Norse blacksters Darkthrone. Not so the cover that intrigued me but the way he interpreted … Adapted from the singer Paolina Strihavka, which is keeping intact the lyrics and melody, it gives a different feeling to the song! I believe that no one had hitherto imagined one acoustic version of “Transilvanian Hunger” together with clean female vocals. Although as a fan of black metal and Darkthrone’m negative, but I realize that was a pretty good effort, which gave a difference in the tray. To avoid tiring the other then, we must say that this is a smart album with apparent effort of the band to win the interest of the listener.

Rating: 7/10

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

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