Gladenfold are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of melodic death and power metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "From Dusk To Eternity" which was reelased by Buil2Kill Records.
Classical guitars start off the album along with some epic sounding synths and after a couple of minutes spoken word parts are added in and after the intro the music goes into a more heavier and symphonic power metal direction along with some blackened death growls and clean vocals and they also keep the classical guitars in certain sections of the recording and add in prog style synths and traditional metal guitar leads along with all of the musicla instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
The music really starts to find its sound on the other tracks combining symphonic elements with melodic death and power metal as well as having a black metal element to their music and they also bring in a small amount of avant garde structures as well as the vocals using a mixture of clean singing, growls and screams, on some of the later tracks the band starts bringing in more pagan style chanting, and when t he classical and acoustic guitars are utilized elements of folk music are added onto the album and the last track is an instrumental classical music piece..
Gladenfold have a very original sound with their music taking a very heavy and melodic form of death metal and adding in symphonic elements as well as taking the more aggressive side of power metal and making it a huge part of their sound and the band also shows a black metal influence in some of the riffing and vocals, the production is very professional sounding and th e lyrics cover darkness and fantasy themes.
In my opinion Gladenfold are a very great sounding mixture of symphonic, melodic death and power metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fate Escape" "Where Fires Burn Frozen" "Six Soldiers Stand" and "Dementia". 8 out of 10.