The Gardnerz are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as being melodic doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "It All Fades Away" which was released by Abyss Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from to slow to mid paced riffs that combine death with doom metal with a great amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads, as for t he acoustic guitars which are only used briefly they use full chords and finger picking to enhance the darkness that .
Vocals are mostly deep death/doom metal growls with some clean singing being utilized at times as well as a brief use of black metal screams in addition there are some female clean vocals on the cover of Darkthrone's "Transylvanian Hunger" which sounds nothing like the original, while the lyrics cover dark and anti christian themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound 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 this is another great recording from The Gardernz and if you where a fan of their previous efforts, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Horrible Disease" and "It All Fades Away". RECOMMENDED BUY.