The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Entierro - The Gates of Hell
The Gates of Hell

Label: Independent
Year released: 2023
Duration: 29:32
Tracks: 6
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 10, 2023
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
The Gates of Hell

Rated 3.57/5 (71.43%) (7 Votes)

Entierro are kind of an odd band, as they started as a stoner band called Treebeard before switching names in 2013, then ex-Fates Warning guitarist Victor Arduini joined them in 2016 and they have been moving farther away from a stoner/Doom sound and into more Trad Metal territory. Their last outing was the 2021 EP El Camazotz, which had some good bits but was overall uninspired, but this is much better.

Every part of the band has stepped up this time out. The songwriting is better, with a lot more texture and songwriting flair. The riffs are better, as is the recording job, and bassist/singer Chris Taylor is doing a lot more with his voice. He still sounds too much like Danzig for my taste, and he has a more rock-sounding voice, but he is putting a lot of character and personality into the vocals this time out, and it makes these songs so much more lively. Previously, there was not much worth listening to besides Arduini's leads, but this time Entierro have made a solid album that is worth hearing.

Other related information on the site
Review: El Camazotz (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: The Gates of Hell (reviewed by MetalMike)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 

The Metal Crypt - Crushing Posers Since 1999
Copyright  © 1999-2023, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.