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

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


By Paul

It may sound like a cliché, but It All Fades , the last work of Swedes The Gardnerz , not a disc to use Death and Doom Metal, and surely never intended to be. The hardness and heaviness that could be expected from such extreme intermingling genres are shared equally with the progressive metal innumerable passages that appear throughout these 36 minutes of material.

“Mixing slow and heavy distorted riffs with melodies and clean, try to create our own kind of Metal. Taking influences from the musical spectrum, but maintaining a solid base of Metal. ” This band defines the sound of his latest work, the second since the band was formed in Sweden in 2008. It is in this 2012 when the U.S. company based in Indiana Abyss Records , decided to produce this short form consists of six topics that might involve an advance on your musical style next predictable length, its resumed The System Of Nature 2011.

With respect to the current disc All Fades It is anything but simple and repetitive work. This is evident especially with the work that has been carried out on guitars, where in topics assigned to open the album, Do not Look Back and A Horrible Disease , they are responsible for carrying the weight of the progression of the and songs that introduce the most progressive of those who spoke before, surprising and giving a more drawn to the sound of the band. One example is unclear what course the cut A Horrible Disease , with excellent guitar work by the Wilhelm Lindh in using clean guitars that arpeggiated melodies evocative. As a perfect accompaniment to this dual character that the Swedes give the guitars on this record, is the versatility of vocalist Niclas Ankarbranth , who also splits his work between scraped and guttural voices, with paragraphs that just sounds more cleanly . These aspects are not random and are clearly intended by the band to create a versatile sound. Like two sides of the same coin.

After these first two issues, we come to Ecuador’s EP with what is undoubtedly one of the great surprises and successes of the disc. At the tail of the second cut will happen the first notes of the next, until the beautiful voice of singer Paulina Strihavka utters the words “Transilvanian Hunger” . So, would that have an extremely trained ear and why not throw a lot of imagination to identify this with the depths of black metal that Darkthrone boasted such a mid-nineties. Cuesta get an idea of what would happen in the minds of these four Swedes to be decided at the classic versioning this way, and also give a result most perfect. Imagine the same melody, the same poetic lyrics, but Borrad of your mind anything metal end and leave only a female voice accompanied by two electric guitars with a totally clean sound: as a result will have this wonderful version. In this tribute, of course crucial participation of singer Paulina Strihavka, who also works on the title track to the album, and with his sultry voice gets colder fall for the moors and gloomy obscurantism. Topic that deserves a review on its own, but I will conclude by saying that the Hunger Transilvanian The Gardnerz is a very intelligent majestic turns of the screw to classic one of the major figures of the Norwegian black.

After this parenthesis returns the standard pattern of the eponymous album It All Fades , that occurs with heavy and forceful tone. Again we Strihavka Paulina’s voice, this time to the chorus. With his operatic singing style gives the gothic touch to the subject, without neglecting the base course Doom.

The last two cuts, Melatonin and Erasing Bad Specimen , help me to focus on paragraph lyrical EP, whose theme revolves around philosophical questions of human beings, the lifestyle we lead, and the establishment of religion as a power dictatorship that has been manipulated by man since the beginning in order to control the nature of human beings. As an example, the second paragraph of A Horrible Disease, which reads as follows: ” A long gone now teaching / learning Raped By A greedy men / Who now uses it for Their Own sick / And distored needs “.

Perhaps, if I had to sum ??up the feelings that leave this It All Fades with a single image, choose their own album cover, which has been borne by Daniel “Devilish” Johnsson (Malfeitor, Daemonicus). Not for originality, since it is still a cover to which we are accustomed, but the sinister background with the remains of what looks like a civilization doomed to disaster, alongside a landscape that is beautiful in my opinion. A contrast to the hair that comes to define the sound of the album, a mixture of toughness and beauty at a time, with spaces that explore deeper and darker territories of Death / Doom but leaving a loophole to hope.

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

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