The GATES OF SLUMBER (U.S.) “…the Awakening” CD review by Aristocrazia Webzine

The GATES OF SLUMBER (U.S.) “…the Awakening” CD review

by Aristocrazia Webzine

By Mourning

Reprints have become more than ever a craze? It just seems to me that in recent years is enormous and at times unwarranted use such a means to give birth to anything? Like all decisions in life, also bring back a disc should have its own why. Sometimes, however, see album insignificant, regardless of personal preference, or left a few months before put back into circulation in formats ultra luxury – then substantial additions often have little or nothing – quite irritating. It is also true that if certain operations do not exist Many would not be able to get hold of various beads, some for personal reasons or just for the misfortune of not having had the time to retrieve a record produced even in limited edition. gems of writing reborn, the Abyss Records provides the its contribution, giving new life to the first album of The Gates Of Slumber, now a veteran of the band in Indianapolis doom scene. The three decades of career paths far from the trio led by guitarist and vocalist Karl Simon had as the first turning point of the publication debut “… The Awakening”, arrived after giving birth to three demo. The sound of the formation at the time completed by Jason McCash on bass and drummer Chuck Brown (the latter is no longer in line-up, the drums now there is Iron Bob Fouts), is a great blend of Black Sabbath Ozzy period, Saint Vitus, references to the epic and dark Manilla Road to Celtic Frost. His revival in this capacity modernized does not have some kind of extreme changes, the most obvious notes reside in the title intro saddled anticipating “The Awakening (Interpolating The Wrath Of The Undead)”, which at one time without a name has now become “Resurrection From The Underworld”; inserting a closure of the ladder of bonus track ” The Cloaked Figure “(also present in the vinyl version edited by Iron Kodex, but contains five additional songs), taken from the demo of the same name released in 2004, and in graphics today, curated by Ken Kelly, an artist who has already worked with The Gates Of Slumber at “Suffer No Guilt” and that many will remember for sure for the various works created for Manowar and the Rainbow “Rising”. “… The Awakening” has given birth to a job live and transmit impulses from the old school, and certainly at the time it became part of the collections of many regular users of the genre. However, if you had not had the opportunity in the past, now here, do not miss this one, this record is worth, as indeed deserves everything so far has been given to these musicians, the doom fluid flowing through their veins.

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

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