GATEWAY - Gateway CD
Belgium’s one man death-doom project “Gateway” unleashes its self-titled debut, the follow-up to last year’s well received 3-track demo “Aeternae". Gateway returns with 40 minutes of sluggish and barbaric death metal infused with ungodly doom and sludge, reminiscent of Winter, Evoken and Cianide. The album focuses on depraved tales of ritualistic horror and grotesque beings with a conceptual Medieval theme, inspired by Bruges – a hometown of the project’s originator and sole member, Robin Van Oyen. Compared to a digital edition, self-released on July 23th, the CD version features an exclusive bonus track ‚Portaclus’.