Patrons Of the Rotting Gate are a 1 man band from Northern Ireland that plays a progressive form of black metal and this is a review of his 2013 album "The Rose Coil" which was released by the Path Less Traveled Records.
"Tri Tvare" which is the intro for the album opens up with distorted guitar riffs and is only a minute and a half long.
"Tri Zaveti" which is also the first official song on the album begins with heavy and fast black metal guitar riffs and drums which also utilizes some progressive and technical elements as well as some melody and you can also hear bass guitars in the background along with some blast beats and a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls a few seconds later before alternating between slow and fast parts, towards the end there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
"Carnassial" opens up with heavy guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds later the guitars start utilizing some melody as well as deep growls kick in along with black metal screams, halfway through the song the music gets a lot faster along with some blast beats as well as atmospheric synths in the background before slowing down again which also leads to a brief use of guitar solos and leads before the end of the song.
"Secrets in The Soul" begins with drum beats and bass guitars as well as some clean guitar playing as well as some synths and you can also hear heavy melodic guitar riffs in the background as well as a small amount of melodic vocals.
"Pride Of Descent" starts off with fast, raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar and bass riffs along with blast beats from the drums as well as the guitar riffing utilizing some melody and a few seconds alter black metal screams and guitar leads make their way into the song and after a couple of minutes the music goes into a slower direction before alternating between fast and slow parts as well as adding in a small amount of clean sections and towards the end there is a brief use of death metal growls.
"Chest Of Light" kicks in with heavy guitar riffs and drums along with technical and progressive elements as well as the guitar riffing utilizing melody and you can also hear bass guitars before grim black metal screams start to kick in, halfway through the song you can hear doom metal influences and deep death metal growls.
"Clandestine Fractures" comes in with heavy and melodic sounding guitar riffs and drums before going into a faster direction along with some blast beats which also leads to black metal screams kicking in which also leads to the music alternating between slow and fast parts as well as bringing in death metal growls and halfway through the song there is a brief use of clean singing.
"A Perfect Suicide" brings its way in with psychedelic synths and experimental sounds before adding in drums, bass and melodic guitar leads and a few seconds alter melodic clean singing vocals kick in before evolving into black metal screams and you can hear acoustic guitars in the background before going into a more fast and heavy direction as well as utilizing blast beats and then the song starts alternating between slow and fast parts which also leads to a small amount of guitar solos and leads, halfway through the song death metal growls and melodic guitar riffing are added in.
"His Crimson Painting" which is also and instrumental opens up with soft synth playing and is under 2 minutes.
"Off All Eyes" another instrumental kicks in with distorted synths and sound effects and is also under 2 minutes.
"The Battle Of Chamdo" which is also a Gorguts cover begins with heavy and technical sounding guitar riffs and drums along with the guitar riffing utilizing some melody and a few seconds alter bass, heavy guitar riffs and blast beats also kick in for a few seconds and then going into a slower direction as well as adding in synths which also leads to guitar leads as well as the song alternating between fast and slow parts.
"Caress Of Vines" which is also the last song on the album as well as an Orgone cover opens up with soft synth playing and a minute later drums, bass and heavy and melodic guitar riffs kick in which also leads up to high pitched depressive black metal screams.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording as well as some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Patrons Of The Rotting Gate" are a very great sounding progressive black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tri Zaveti" "Pride Of Descent" "Clandestine Fractures" and "A Perfect Suicide". RECOMMENDED BUY.