Manor Of The Se7en Gables 4/11/18


Notable new German/American Metal band Them, who merge the most significant components of US power and Thrash Metal, to meld their own singular musical potion with lyrics focusing on spooks and horror, released their consummate second album, ‘Manor Of The Se7en Gables’ through Steamhammer/SPV just before Halloween. ‘Manor Of The Se7en Gables’ (see today's Track Of The Day) takes up thematically from where 2016’s debut ‘Sweet Hollow’ album left off but goes on to explore the stylistic extremes of this musical genre even further. German main songwriter and guitarist Markus Ullrich, who was one of the founder members of Prog Metal band Lanfear before joining Them in Autumn 2013 (and continues to be a member of Speed/Thrash Metal act Septagon and instrumental project A Cosmic Trail), was assisted on the album by US bassist Mike Lepond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss), who contributed as a guest musician in the studio, and - as on ‘Sweet Hollow’ - put the icing on the cake (or rather the songs) with his musical experience, as did Paul Sabu (Alice Cooper, David Bowie), who further refined the material as a chorus vocalist.