Today, I am writing about the established collective of musicians who have come together for a very special project: Gods of Gaia. Although I’ve never been a symphonic or melodic death metal enthusiast myself, their work in ‘The Redeemer‘ has earned my utmost appreciation and deserves recognition.
The song stands out for its familiar and traditional symphonic death metal concept, accompanied by a contemporary death metal character in its sound. It incorporates melodic and symphonic death metal influences reminiscent of Scandinavians, masterfully put together and produced by the group.
Moreover, their performances were one of the decisive factors for me in this impressive outcome. The vocalist has the necessary tone, character, and attitude for this specific music. His performances in this song mirror examples from experienced bands in the industry. On the other hand, the guitar player gave me chills with his lead parts. I remember thinking that it’s been a while since I’ve heard such great guitar playing in metal music nowadays. His contribution, in my opinion, is what sets Gods of Gaia apart, along with the vocalist and their drummer.
Technically, the band has followed a familiar, rather secure road with their preferences in sound design and production. Since they have been faithful to old-school melodic and symphonic death metal in this musical foundation, they’ve aligned their sound character accordingly. In this case, the song gives me the feeling of a professionally made home recording studio tone with its overall design. It carries contemporary tones all along the way, leaving no room for any surprises. Nevertheless, I have to admit that it is one of the tightest-sounding death metal songs I have heard recently.