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

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

by Totgehoert

By Luke

The Doomer of THE GATES OF SLUMBER since 1998 already grooving through the metal of the viscous kind enough reason the debut “… The Awakening” the dominions republish, thought themselves as well the people behind Abyss Records.

This will please the diehard fans especially, but the original in the nineties was hard to buy. The nine songs on the silver disc rotating about an hour and a whisk in the heavy style of Doom, which sometimes leaves traces of dirt on the doormat and the current brand of triplets, no longer fully. This may be because the mastermind Karl Simon was still standing as the sole culprit behind the name THE GATES OF SLUMBER. Therefore, the sound is most likely to REVEREND BIZARRE , BLACK SABBATH , and possibly also with ELECTRIC WIZARD compare, even if last-mentioned sound much deeper out of the box, as is the case with this album.

What then, the band has already proven is that they simply have it a kind of doom metal to play the catchy simple and really should be a much larger institution in this area. There are no hard parts in which one is waiting for finally happened. Instead, you feel relaxed and grooves here and there through the songs faster than it would expect one or the other. Clear that there is no mosh pit atmosphere arises. But that would be completely out of place. Since it is so much nicer to sit back and let all act in a couple of beers on it. A song up during the creation of this review and was running down ‘The Jury’. Let sink in. A perfect song to set the mood of the album, because it is backed only about one third are singing so well and to mitwippen invites on the deck chair.

Conclusion: Then as now, a great band. Who wants to get the nineties sound of the band home, just look over at Abyss Records. It’s worth it! “… The Awakening” was originally published in 2004 Final Chapter Records.

Rating: 9/10

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

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