Power of Metal.dk Review

Emergency Gate
Remembrance (The Early Days)
Style: Power/Death Metal
Release date: 9 December, 2011
Playing time: 27:47

Within the domain of Power Metal , German band Emergency Gate is a well established one, releasing four Full-length albums since their existence in the year 2006. Their name indeed is easily recognizable in the arena, but seemingly throughout those years, they had not fully expressed themselves; they’ve settled to continue and record their earlier workings. The EP which they now present to their audience is called, ‘Remembrance - The Early Days’.

I’ve listened to Emergeny Gate for quite a number of years and I can say that the EP does sound like an extension of their previous albums. The similar atmosphere and sounds for all the instruments - only this time, it lacks the reputable charm that  Nightly Ray  possessed in the ‘the early days’.

Emergency Gate is also known for merging harsh vocals in their music and you will come across this easily as it is on the very first track, ‘Flawless Victory’. As I listened through, my attention quickly centered on the wretched and degraded quality of the vocals. But the addition of metalcore vocals wasn’t the only inglorious addition to their formula. Overall, Matthias Kupka’s throaty vocalizing just didn’t sound fitting and melodious to me. The harmonization was just horrid to my ears.

However, aside from the usual generic, cheap lyrics (even worse here than I can remember actually) and the unsuitable vocals, Emergency Gate had managed to become generous and provided their listeners with rarity. And needless to say, it was a majestic piece; a honeyed and transcendent ballad called, ‘Closing My Eyes’.

I would encourage anyone to give it a listen once, just for the heck of it, for the sake of curiosity. But just know and keep in mind that you most plausibly would not want to give it another spin thereafter. You’re be better off listening to their 2006 album; Nightly Ray.

01. Flawless Victory
02. Searching for an Angel
03. Silent Death
04. Lipstick
05. Forest of the Lost
06. Closing My Eyes
Label: Twilight Zone
Distribution: Twilight
Reviewed by: Haydee G.
Date: 21 February, 2012
Website: www.linktotheband.com