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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 Symphony1990None
Moonlight Archer1991None
Always...1992Foundation 2000
Almost a Dance1993Foundation 2000
Mandylion1995Century Media
Strange Machines1995Century Media
Adrenaline / Leaves1996Century Media
The May Song1997Century Media
Nighttime Birds1997Century Media
Kevin's Telescope1997Century Media
Liberty Bell1998Century Media
How to Measure a Planet?1998Century Media
Superheat - a live album2000Century Media
Rollercoaster2000Century Media
if_then_else2000Century Media
Amity2001Century Media
Downfall - The Early Years2001Hammerheart
Black Light District2002Psychonaut
Souvenirs2003Psychonaut
You Learn About It2003Psychonaut
Monsters2003Psychonaut
Sleepy Buildings - A Semi Acoustic Evening2004Century Media
Home2006The End Records
The West Pole2009Psychonaut Records
City from Above (EP)2009Psychonaut Records
A Sound Relief (EP)2010Psychonaut Records
Disclosure2012Psychonaut Records
Afterlights (EP)2012Psychonaut Records
Afterwords2013Psychonaut Records
Blueprints (Compilation)2017Psychonaut Records

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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