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The Gathering


Experimental/Post Metal

3.94 | 152 ratings

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Szöke Jenö
4 stars It is an undeniable fact: the forerunner "Mandylion" was a revelation for me, it was mainly the voice of Anneke of course, but the instrumentation was also something of a kind. With "Nighttime Birds" the band follows the same path they have chosen with "Mandylion": great atmospheric metal which blends perfectly with the vocals of this divine enchantress. Personally I like tracks like "Nighttime Birds" or "Kevin's Telescope" , but all the other tracks are cool, emanating a dark, but thanks to Anneke of a warm and pleasant ambience. The songs might be a bit more direct as heard on the previous record, but they still won't fit the daily radio shows. Some may claim that there is no evolution from "Mandylion" to "Nighttime Birds", others who liked "Mandylion" will greet this album. More radical changes will also follow with next albums, but for me these two stay the best albums of the band up to now. Must hear it !!!
Szöke Jenö | 4/5 |


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