THE GATES OF SLUMBER - The Wretch (12" Gatefold DOUBLE LP on Grey Vinyl)
United States | Traditional Doom
Indiana's exponents of True Doom Metal, The Gates of Slumber, return with this monstrous slab of poseur crushing heaviness. Recorded at Orgone studios, London with Jaime Gomez Arellano, (Ulver, Ghost, AEthenor, Angel Witch etc), The Wretch is an uncompromising return to the heavy, slow Saint Vitus inspired all out Doom. Featuring new drummer Cool Clyde, the dynamics of the band have been opened wide and whilst there are now plenty of bands that think all you need to do to be really "heavy" is to just down-tune their guitars and play slow, TGOS realize there is more to the art than just this. By far their most focused release to date, The Wretch is a must for all fans of heartfelt, melodic and HEAVY Metal!