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The Gathering




The Netherlands - Active.

Description

Atmospheric Doom, Death/Doom

The Gathering started out as a strange and atmospheric style of doom, their first album 'Always' incorporating poetic male vocals and backing female vocals against synth-heavy death/doom metal in the vein of Castle and Celestial Season. Second album 'Almost a Dance' sees the band moving to a more progressive and melodic sound with clean male vocals. 'Mandylion' is perhaps the band's most well-known album, consisting of a mixture of gothic rock and doom metal influences with the stunning lead vocals of Anneke van Giersbergen. From this album onward, the band progressed into an experimental and atmospheric rock comparable to the current sound of Anathema.

Discography

An Imaginary Symphony1990NoneDemo
Moonlight Archer1991NoneDemo
Always...1992Foundation 2000CD
Almost a Dance1993Foundation 2000CD
Mandylion1995Century MediaCD
Strange Machines1995Century MediaSingle
Adrenaline / Leaves1996Century MediaSingle
The May Song1997Century MediaSingle
Nighttime Birds1997Century MediaCD
Kevin's Telescope1997Century MediaSingle
Liberty Bell1998Century MediaSingle
How to Measure a Planet?1998Century MediaCD
Superheat - a live album2000Century MediaLive CD
Rollercoaster2000Century MediaSingle
if_then_else2000Century MediaCD
Amity2001Century MediaSingle
Downfall - The Early Years2001HammerheartCD
Black Light District2002PsychonautMcd
Souvenirs2003PsychonautCD
You Learn About It2003PsychonautSingle
Monsters2003PsychonautSingle
Sleepy Buildings - A Semi Acoustic Evening2004Century MediaLive CD

Contact

underneath@gathering.nl

Underneath the Mask... (Fanclub)
P.O. Box 4062
5604 EB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Reviews

Always... (1992)
Almost a Dance (1993)
Mandylion (1995)
How to Measure a Planet? (1998)
if_then_else (2000)
Downfall - The Early Years (2001)

Misc

On 'Always' the male grunts are done by Bart Smits with the occasional female backing vocals done by Marike Groot. On 'Almost a Dance' clean male vocals are done by Niels Duffhues and the female backing vocals by Martine van Loon (first Orphanage and later Lords of the Stone). Later albums feature Anneke van Giersbergen as vocalist. - Only the first two demos and their debut album can be considered Doom-metal. - The album 'Downfall - the early years' contains the first two demos and other old pre- 'Always...' material.

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