The Gathering

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Country Netherlands
Added By Mike
13 years ago
Base Genre
1993-2000 Metal
2003-2013 Rock
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8.6 x16
Minimalistic Prog-Related Post Doom Metal/Rock
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10 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. five users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and three users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 114 studio tracks by The Gathering.
Track durations range from 1m 49s to 28m 32s, averaging at 5m 38s with a standard deviation of 2m 45s.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 years ago
The GatheringMyspace.com - Disclosure 2012
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
Only one word: gorgeous.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 9 years ago
The GatheringMyspace.com - The West Pole 2009
9.8
Prog-Related Rock
A very nice surprise... New lead singer, but same musical style, with more rock oriented compositions.
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Review by Mike 12 years ago <Permalink>
The GatheringMyspace.com - How To Measure A Planet? 1998
9.0
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
This is a very remarkable album. I'd call it Progressive Epic Atmospheric Metal/Rock. The Gathering started as a Gothic Metal band with progressive elements, and although there still are some edgy metal guitar sounds, their newer albums like this really evolved into some sort of modern Space Rock. It sounds quite electronic at times, but is largely based on traditional instruments.

The wonderful voice of Anneke is the constant element in this 1 hour 43 minutes journey. All the instruments just support the vocals, there are very few solo spots for guitar or keyboards. The whole album just flows from melody to melody, from song to song. And these melodies are really great.

If you like mellow albums like Opeth's Damnation, or Porcupine Tree's Sky Moves Sideways, you might want to give this a try, if you enjoy female vocals, too.
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Review by Mike 12 years ago <Permalink>
The GatheringMyspace.com - Home 2006
8.1
Minimalistic Non-Prog Post Rock
As you can tell by the ratings - I really enjoyed listening to this wonderful album. The Gathering certainly have come a long way. Their last album Souvenirs was already not a metal album anymore, but at least to me it seemed a little bit torn between different styles. This album seems totally focused to me, except for the track Solace, which escapes me at the moment - but it's the first listen.

If you like melodic, calm Post Rock a la Sigur Rós with a little less melodic complexity but much more beautiful vocals, then this is for you!
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Review by Mike 13 years ago <Permalink>
The GatheringMyspace.com - Souvenirs 2003
8.1
Eclectic Prog Post Rock
This album was even more a turning point for The Gathering than How to Measure a Planet. With this album they turn away completely from the kind of music which got them confused with Gothic Metal at the beginning of their career. Instead we get a really modern sound - lots of effects, different instrumentation throughout with the distorted guitar as an important, but not dominant element. The drums are really laid back, often not using the snare drum in favor of brush or rim/stick.
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Top LPs
How To Measure A Planet? 1998
 #1

9.0 x6
Atmospheric Prog-Related Post Metal/Rock
Mandylion 1995
 #2

8.9 x6
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
Home 2006
 #3

8.2 x6
Minimalistic Non-Prog Post Rock
Disclosure 2012
 #4

8.8 x3
Atmospheric Prog-Related Post Rock
If_Then_Else 2000
 #5

8.5 x5
Experimental Prog-Related Metal/Rock
Souvenirs 2003
 #6

8.3 x4
Eclectic Prog-Related Post Rock
Nighttime Birds 1997
 #8

8.1 x5
Experimental Prog-Related Metal/Rock
The West Pole 2009
 #9

8.3 x4
Prog-Related Rock
Afterwords 2013
 #10

9.5 x1
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
Always 1992
 #11

9.2 x1
Almost a Dance 1993
 #12

8.0 x1
Non-Prog Doom Metal
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Afterwords 2013
 4 years ago
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9.5
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
Disclosure 2012
 5 years ago
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8.8
Prog Rock
Disclosure 2012
 6 years ago
PowerWyrm
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
How To Measure A Planet? 1998
 8 years ago
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9.0
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
The West Pole 2009
 9 years ago
PowerWyrm
9.8
Prog-Related Rock
The West Pole 2009
 9 years ago
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8.2
Prog-Related Rock
How To Measure A Planet? 1998
 10 years ago
Mike
9.0
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
Black Light District 2003, EP
 10 years ago
Mike
8.0
Eclectic Prog Post Rock
Mandylion 1995
 10 years ago
Mike
8.4
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
If_Then_Else 2000
 10 years ago
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8.6
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
If_Then_Else 2000
 11 years ago
Mike
8.6
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
How To Measure A Planet? 1998
 11 years ago
Mike
9.0
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
If_Then_Else 2000
 11 years ago
Mike
8.6
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
How To Measure A Planet? 1998
 11 years ago
Mike
9.0
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
If_Then_Else 2000
 11 years ago
Mike
8.6
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
Home 2006
 11 years ago
Uroboros
6.5
Non-Prog Rock/Pop
How To Measure A Planet? 1998
 11 years ago
Mike
9.0
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
How To Measure A Planet? 1998
 11 years ago
Mike
9.0
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
How To Measure A Planet? 1998
 11 years ago
Mike
9.0
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal/Rock
Home 2006
 11 years ago
Mike
8.1
Minimalistic Non-Prog Post Rock