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The Gathering


Experimental/Post Metal

3.97 | 119 ratings

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5 stars This album is a strong follow-up to Mandylion. Maybe a bit too similar, but since the songs are great, why not? The vocals are still perfect and the music is still powerful and emotional.

"On Most Surfaces" is maybe the song that is the most similar in style to Mandylion, but it's one of the best on the album. The following songs are a bit less metal, with piano, organ and a touch of violin (or is it synth violin?). "The Earth Is My Witness" and the title track are amazing. And what about the final song! A great ballad with a mix of piano and guitar - and a live favorite.

Rating: 91/100

zaxx | 5/5 |


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