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The Gathering


Experimental/Post Metal

3.88 | 196 ratings

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5 stars What only 4 reviews on this great album?

This is onr of those albums that allways stays in your mind. Sometimes i just suddenly remember a song from it even though i havent heard it in a month or so and then i just gotta listen to that song and then i end up listening to the whole album over and over again.

I first got introduced to The Gathering when i was listening to a hard rock/metal radio show where they every week play a "Song greater than life" and then one day they played Sand and Mercury and i loved it so much i ordered the album the next day. I cant really rate every song for itself because the album just flows on and is very emotional and powerfull. You really feel every song and this record has become one of my all time favourites.

The beautiful singing of Anneke van Giersbergen is really amazing. And dont expect any light blazing fast solos one this one. The music is pretty riff based and not really that technical, but with alot of emotion.

I highly recommend this album!!

Marwin | 5/5 |


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