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24. Oktober 2018

Them – Manor Of The Se7en Gables – cd – Steamhammer / SPV

Them the U.S./Germany metal alliance are publishing their second opus “Manor Of The Se7en Gables“ . They have devoted their musical souls to theatrical horror metal. Don’t let yourself be disoriented by the cover; yes lead-vocalist Troy Norr aka K.K. Fossor  found Them as King Diamond cover band and you could expect the same by the fiery cover, but they have created a sound of their own and integrated other exciting metal styles. So celebrate as a hot tip for your beloved the Night Of The Pumpkin – Halloween  by sound with „Manor Of The Se7en Gables“ or afterwards for your non-beloved as Nightmare Before Christmas, haha…

“Residuum“ as opener starts as horror-narration, drums & bass staccato and hauntig movie-instrumental.  “Circuitous“ as consecutive is by the virtuosic rhythm section by Angel Cotte on drums and Alexander Palma on bass a classy musical mix of trash and speed metal. The two excellence gitarreros Markus Johansson & Markus Ullrich make it by their melodious axe-duels absolutely enthralling. In joint with the spherical sounds of keyboarder Richie Seibel they celecrate definitely stunning prog-metal. Above all reigns the sinister manifold lead-chant of K.K. . Fans of the king will be liking the typicial screams by „Witchfynder“ in the beginning, but it develops into an metal hymn. The middle six-string jam is just gorgeous. “Ravna“ is a magical doom-metal-ballad with empathetic vocals. This manifests the varied singing of master Fossor. The female background-choir make it like a dispute “Lord of the pandemonium versus Angels“. A culmination of “Manor Of The Se7en Gables“! The band manifests ist other face by the short classical excursion “Peine Forte Et Dure“. “Opera-Metal“ is performed by “Maleficium“. “Punishment By Fire“ is the  merciless musical rhythmical trash- attack for the headbanger-freaks. The two Markus are to duel hotter than hell.  K.K. Fossor is the sorcerer of the witches trial. A grand final mix of theatrical narration, mélange of trash-/speed- and progressive-metal.

Stunning Sound production and mixing by Dave Otero. It would be spectacular and a delight to see a theatrical performance in an old theatre with masqueraders besides the band.

Manor Of The Se7en Gables is an absolute great diversified second release from THEM! It will fascinate and surprise you and deliver its musical gems only by listening several times. A horror-metal-opus not only for genre  freaks, but specially prog-rock and all music-maniacs open for new ear candies.

Line Up:

KK Fossor – vocals

Markus Johansson – guitars

Markus Ullrich – guitars

Angel Cotte – drums

Richie Seibel – keyboards

Alexander Palma – bass

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Thank you Steamhammer / SPV and Olly Hahn for the promo…

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