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The Gathering


Experimental/Post Metal

3.94 | 156 ratings

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4 stars The previous album Mandylion was very straigt-forward, with loud guitars and gothic influences, mostly the same kind of melodies, although special and very good. This album is even better. It's less loud with better melodies, even some songs that really look like some on Mandylion.

Vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen does again a great job with her beautiful voice. After Nighttime Birds, the band moved into another direction. More into electric influence and experimental moods. In the old style, this is a favorite. A beautiful, natural melodic metal/gothic/ambient/pop-crossover. I consider this album as a compliment to everyone who heard it. Highly recommended!

Robin | 4/5 |


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