The GARDNERZ (Sweden) “It All Fades” CD EP review by Temple of Doom Metal

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

by Temple of Doom Metal

By Filipe Soares Pinto

Some time ago, when we look back on ‘The System of Nature’, referring to the musical background, we could define for this sound that the biggest influence was doom/death of early-90’s. In 2012, ‘It All Fades’ continues to live up to that benchmark. Things have changed little or nothing, which is not to say that there has been a decrease in the quality of the songs or the band is attached to a formula that will use up untill the limit. Doesn’t look like that, at all. In fact, in some tracks, we can find some groove added to the death metal side of the band – listen to ‘Do Not Look Back’, opening this EP, and take your conclusions – passing to vestigial the more doomy moments. On the other hand, we also have parts markedly doom but interspersed with passages that appear more aggressive and is not therefore surprising that comes to our head bands like Novembers Doom over these nearly 36 minutes, but especially in ‘A Horrible Disease’ or ‘Erasing Bad Specimen ‘.

And the melancholy that is so well mirrored in the version of ‘Transilvanian Hunger’, here with a female voice, so docile that almost makes you forget the coldness and bleakness of the original. It is, indeed, surprising.

‘It All Fades’ despite not bring big sound differences, also turns out to not be a misstep, since this handful of compositions eventually cement its action line and know which way they want to trace.

Rating: 14.3/20

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