The GARDNERZ (Sweden) “The System of Nature” DIGI CD review by

The GARDNERZ (Sweden) “The System of Nature” DIGI CD review


By Tania Giménez

There are always new formations which, although not really contribute something original to the scene, deserve to be heard with attention, since they do not have a high degree of innovation does not mean that quality has not. And that is precisely the case of THE GARDNERZ, a little Swedish, but with some components of Chile and Uruguay, who now draw their debut work, “The System of Nature”. A difficult title to define its slow Death Metal means it can be easily seen Funeral Doom. The sound that reigns throughout this compact is fragile and powerful, brutal and beautiful but with a notable tunes, mostly provided by the guitars that can sometimes recall the work of Schuldiner in DEATH (just listen, for example, cutting open the round, “The Artof Suffering”) but, yes, with a much slower pace. The deep grunts of vocalist Niklas Ankarbranth fits perfectly with the dark sound of the combo and at the same time, in contrast to these weak (in sentiment, not quality) melodies that take the lead in the more atmospheric. Other songs like “Lady in the Grave” is pure Death Metal slow and rough and black with a touch metalhead, the truth is that their sound is always a walk in extreme genres, taking the best of each to, following thereby create the very sound of GARDNERZ. That said, the music, although not really original, is very varied, which always adds points to the disc, unfortunately, the voices could also have been more mixed, although its work adapting to what the music calls at all times is more than acceptable. On the other hand, production is a few moments ago that the compact does not sound like you really should, especially in the instrumental passages peculiar curious that includes the band in almost every one of its courts On other tracks we find more progressive touches that could perfectly remember the best time ATHEIST (relatively speaking, of course). THE GARDNERZ have interesting ideas (a mixture of styles that we’ve heard before but it is still welcome) who play through good compositions but, unfortunately, fail a little in the production and vocals that can ultimately lead to monotonous , the truth is that with a little more work the end result could have been really enjoyable. However, and despite being a record that still leaves plenty of room for progress, it is a very interesting debut work and anticipates a great future ahead.

Rating: 7/10

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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