The GATES OF SLUMBER (U.S.) “…the Awakening” CD review by Extreme Underground Music Zine

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

by Extreme Underground Music Zine

By OccultBlackMetal

The  Gates  Of  Slumber  are  a  band  from Indiana  that  plays  a  very  traditional  form  of  doom   metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2004  album  “The  Awakening”  which  was  re-issued  by  The  Abyss  Records  during  the  year  of  2012.

Drums  are  all  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very   strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that dominates  throughout  the  recording.

Rhythm  guitars  are  all  slow  to  mid  paced  traditional  doom  metal  riffs  that  utilize  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  in  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  old  school  sounding  doom  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

Vocals  are  mostly  clean  singing  doom  metal  vocals  with  some  more  aggressive  elements  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Sword  And  Sorcery,  Hate  and  War,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy,  dark,  professional  and  old  school  sound  to  it  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording with  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

In  my  opinion  The Gates  Of  Slumber  are  a  very  great  sounding  traditional  doom  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this album. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  “The  Judge”  “Broken  On  The  Wheel”  and  “Blessed  Pathway  To  The  Celestial  Kingdom”.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Review link: http://undergroundmusickzine.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-gates-of-slumberthe-awakeningabyss.html

 

The Gates of Slumber links:

Official Website: www.slumberingsouls.com/

Myspace: www.myspace.com/thegatesofslumber

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegatesofslumber

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/thegatesofslumber

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/The+Gates+of+Slumber

Abyss Records links:

Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbyssRecords

To purchase The GATES OF SLUMBER “…the Awakening” CD and other The GATES OF SLUMBER merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=gates+slumber

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