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Sindustries SwedenCountry Of Origin: Sweden
Gardenian - Sindustries

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MB Rating: 8.5
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User Rating: 7.8
[221 Vote(s)]
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Selfproclaimed Messiah
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Doom & Gloom
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Long Snap To Zero
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Courageous
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Heartless
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The Suffering
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Scissorfight
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Sonic Death Monkey
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Sindustries
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Funeral

Release Date: 2000
Label: Nuclear Blast
Categories: Melodic, Death
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7.8 out of 10 / 221 vote(s)


MetalBite Review by Tobias on 2/19/2001
Sindustries is the album that introduced me to Gardenian. I have to say that is a rare moment that I hear a band for the first time and the first 20 seconds has me bouncing my head to the beat; Gardenian managed to achieve exactly that. In fact, I had to listen to the album about 5 times in two days before writing the review because I think the music is that damn good!

Some might compare these guys to Fear Factory (without all the techno remix stuff), but Iíd say these guys are a good head and shoulders above Fear Factory. Gardenian, formed by ex-In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin, has all the inclinations of a masterpiece metalwork wrought by experience and well-honed talent.

Jim Kjellís roar is fantastically ballsy, shoving a monster-wall of testosterone in your face. The adversely clean vocals take an amazing powerhouse anthem-like tone, especially on tracks like Heartless (that oneís a jean creamer!).

One of my favís on the album is Sonic Death Monkey. Granted, Iím biased toward anything that has the word ďmonkeyĒ in the title, but this is just a bad-ass teeth gnashing war-horse, reminiscent of Killing Jokeís sci-fi muscle sound.

Bottom Line: Gardenian has sharpened a new edge on the blade of melodic death metal and it is freakiní kung-fu! Címon, be MANLY and buy this album!

Rating: 8.5 of 10 (I almost put my head through a wall not giving this a 9, but I reserve those for Pure-Genious-Works like Vulgar Display of Power, and I think Gardenian has one of those coming up next)