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

Posted in Abyss Records Artists Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , on December 30, 2011 by Michael McCoy II

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

by Metal Chroniques

By Hamster

The Gardnerz, from Sweden, play Doom Metal, you who come to read this column abandon all hope then. Its founder is not a novice in the genre, Wilhelm has been bassist for the band Tristitia. The System Of Nature was recorded in 2010 in Stockholm and Santiago (Chile including Juan Pablo Donoso was originally the first drummer, and which has done from the boot).

First positive, the sound mastered and mixed by Dan Swanö is spot on. While the Doom heavy and slow, at times bordering on funeral march (as crushing More Or Less), there are, but not only. The melodic guitar arrangements to borrow Heavy metal of yesteryear, the rhythms can be made faster (Your Final Solution). The group also ventured in the field of progressive death metal (Born To Consume), which is reminiscent of Cynic. The Gardnerz explores the atmospheric metal (Confusion), but the coating of a healthy dose of Doom.
As for the singing, the vocals are from beyond the grave and are confined mainly in the register, with some incursions into the Black Metal (Lady In The Grave) and we find the clear vocals on the track “Maybe it’s time”. Some may find not only their account, it says Doom fans should not be affected by these choices. What can be more troublesome, however, is that sometimes it seems that the group wants to cram all its ideas and does not want to choose. This aspect may confuse a bit disjointed, but beyond that, all is well worth the road and throws in ones ear. This is certainly a very successful first attempt.

Note: The GARDNERZ “The System of Nature” was only mastered by Dan Swano, not mixed and mastered.

Rating: 08/10

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

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