The Gathering - If_Then_Else CD (album) cover


The Gathering


Experimental/Post Metal

4.04 | 97 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars With this album, The Gathering finally settled their sound. More instruments are used here and the result is a mix of rock and electronic music. I'd say I prefer the Mandylion/Nighttime Birds era for the voice of Anneke van Giersbergen has lost a bit of power.

My highlights on this album would be "Rollercoaster", "Amity", "Analog Park" (three mellow songs) and "Saturnine" (nice progressive song). "Beautiful War" is a short instrumental that shows that The Gathering still know how to get heavy at times.

Rating: 85/100

zaxx | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Share this THE GATHERING review


Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community

Server processing time: 0.03 seconds