ALBUM GREY MAIDEN
LABEL CRUZ DEL SUR
OUR RATING 85/100
After their acclaimed "East of Sun" debut album, Gatekeeper are ready with a new EP, called "Grey Maiden".
"Grey Maiden" includes the new title track, the acoustic “Moss,” a re-recording of “Tale of Twins” from their first demo and a cover of “Richard III” by cult NWOBHM band Tredegar.
Gatekeeper's line up consist of vocalist Jean-Pierre, guitarist/founding member Geoff Blackwell, lead guitarist Kenny Kroecher, bassist David Messier and drummer Tommy Tro; they had the idea to record an EP after their contribution to a NWOBHM compilation by SKOL RECORDS called "Grandbreton Invasion".
The title track shows Gatekeeper at their melodic best, with a sound enriched by twin guitar harmonies, complex riffing and amazing vocals contribution.
On the same way the great TALE OF TWINS, with its fancy structures and its epic touch, while the acoustic MOSS hits us with their melodies and vocals again to be noted.
The last shot is the abovementioned cover of RICHARD III, so inspired, throughout solemn moments and long runaways, where the band's trademark is clear.
Another right shot by GATEKEEPER, a great starter in waitin' for a new full-lenght.
TRACKLIST 01 Grey Maiden 4:43
02 Tale of Twins 6:08
03 Moss 3:42
04 Richard III 5:49
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