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The Gathering


Experimental/Post Metal

3.88 | 196 ratings

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5 stars The first album I bought from this band. It simply blew in my face as I heard the songs one after the other. The music is really powerful, mid-paced metal with occasional fast- paced tempo changes. The vocals are awesome: at the same time very powerful and emotional.

"Strange Machines" and "Eleanor" set up the pace, before the best song on the album, "In Motion #1" - the band delivers an amazing performance both musically and vocally on this song, which could explain maybe why there is a "In Motion #2" on the album. The mid-part with "Leaves" and "Fear The Sea" is maybe the weakest part of the album, but things are back to the highest level with the last three songs. "Mandylion" is a nice mellow instrumental, followed by the epic "Sand And Mercury" and the reprise "In Motion #2".

Rating: 91/100

zaxx | 5/5 |


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