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The Gathering


Experimental/Post Metal

3.59 | 37 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is a live album recorded from two different concerts that were played in the Netherlands in 1999. The sound is so incredible that you wouldn't know this was live except for the cheers from the crowd. It's amazing that Anneke sounds just as good live as they do on the studio recordings.

"The Big Sleep" is a mellow song that sounds so good. The drums pound steadily as Anneke's lush vocals carry us away to dreamland. "On Most Surfaces (inult)" is one of my favourite studio tracks of theirs. Check out the freakin' bass ! Good head banging music as Anneke sets free her beautiful vocals, and they do soar ! Some good guitar after 4 minutes. "Probably Built In The Fifties" opens with these industrial sounding drums.The song gets better as it plays out. Some good riffs that get heavier after 5 minutes with vocal melodies.

"Liberty Bell' is another favourite of mine. Love the intro. The drumming, bass and vocals are fantastic throughout. Great uptempo rocker ! "Marooned" is an atmospheric song with some electronics. "Rescue Me" really kicks in after 3 minutes as theremin comes in to space us out. Some ripping guitar follows. "Strange Machines" has a really good guitar intro with outstanding vocals. "Nighttime Birds" opens with percussion followed by a good guitar melody. I like the line "Beautiful nighttime birds". The guitar and vocals are beautiful as well. "My Electricity" is an atmospheric song that is dominated by drums and vocals. "Sand And Mercury" is another incredible tune and it used to be the name of their web-site as well.

I can't recommend this record enough. If you haven't heard their music before this would be the perfect place to start. 4.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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