Gatecloser states, «We’re an Italian Conceptual Metal band: alternative Metal between thrash & power».
The debut full-length studio album from Gatecloser, From The Wasteland, presents a powerful and melodic thrash metal with a lot of different influences, with each song telling something different through the music and lyrics. It’s a brand new concept based on the inevitable presence of The Gatecloser in everyone’s life. He is the personification of time, an impartial supreme judge guarding his own gate, waiting for the right moment to open it and unleash his power. The track Black Marsh,
Black March: In this song a man is disappointed by people, he really wonders why good actions bring to pain and sorrow while bad people live their lives always running away from their dues. It seems like there’s no justice at all until death, but a promise, appears through words of despair. The man now knows that justice will be done sooner or later, everyone will pay their debts and the price shall be way worse than death.
Every song on the album can be easily distinguished from the others as each track brings the listener to different scenarios and feelings. Creepy intros, unique dominant guitar riffs, powerful, creative and groovy drums, angry, soulful and melodic vocals, expressive imposing bass lines and epic guitar solos lead to a continuous change of the seasons throughout the album. The band composed the music and lyrics as a team, everyone gave their contribution toward the realization of the product and this cooperation is what established the final sound.The Track Will Of The Dark,
Will Of The Dark: Like a mother cradles her child, this song happens during a rainy night with thunder and lightning where The Gatecloser speaks to all the suffering souls which wait to redeem their peace. He’s like a shepherd, a guide for them. He promises a new life, a bright light in their existence.
Blackout: A man affected by Schizophrenia becomes conscious of his condition and the differences between him and “normal people”. He knows that his illness fools him and there’s no way to escape from its chains; despite this, he tries to face it with all his forces without success, fighting an internal battle that he cannot win. Long after his birth, “Time” gives him a message for the world aimed to awake people’s mind. He looks different to other people’s eyes but he makes them wonder what is really considered normal causing a huge doubt in those who hear. One day he learns to give a shape to his condition’s tricks and understands that he can stand up and fight it with the raging power of indifference.
01. From The Wasteland… | 02. The Crow | 03. Bury Him Alive | 04. White Bones | 05. Take My Hand | 06. Will Of The Dark | 07. Blackout | 08. Death Parade | 09. King Of The New Dawn | 10. Black March | 11. …They Will March On
Recorded by: Riccardo Pasini at Studio 73 in Ravenna (RA), Italy, mixed and mastered by: Paolo Castelluccia in Borgo Panigale (BO), Italy and produced by: Gatecloser.
Gatecloser are: Stefano Tarroni – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards | Matteo Corbara – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals | Nicola Gavini Fiorentini – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals | Alessandro Cupici – Drums/Percussions/Backing Vocals.