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

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


By Carnival Creation

The The Gates of Slumber, Doom Metal trio of Indianapolis, in Italy might not say much but at least represent a reality in the United States arrived at the finish line of the fifth studio work for thirteen-year career from the very first demo ‘Blood Encrusted Deth Axe’ of the year 2000. After the EP ‘Stormcrow’ this year, they decided to publish an edition of our “expanded” their debut album ‘The Awakening …’ in 2004 with new artwork, a slightly modified track-list and the ‘inclusion of the bonus track “The Cloaked Figure” for a total duration is around this time that all’oretta poor instead of the previous three quarters of an hour. A choice maybe a little ‘too commercial but certainly some might think Karl Simon, Jason McCash and drummer Jason McCash (even if ‘… The Awakening’ Chuck Brown sat behind the drums) have honored a career with something that could seriously affect fans of Doom Metal that never goes out of style too much from traditional norms sabbathiano, and how could the end? The tracks on the platter play dirty enough to be able to venture a little ‘Stoner here and there but this is a personal thought, the Heavy Classic survives always faster even in episodes such as “The Executioner” but does not get too excited. Not lives much stylistic research, in fact, so it is obvious that The Gates of Slumber are not interested in disrupting the Doom Metal or to contribute to its potential evolution, far from it: they do what they love to do. Point. tracks, one of my personal taste, I have remained too closely tied to the long clichés a bit ‘annoying and boring but the fact remains that the band knows how to play and rewards collected over the years will continue undeterred. Recommended mainly to the fans.

Rating: 63/100

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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