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Release date: 1992
Style: Death doom metal


7.8 | 108 votes


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01. The Mirror Waters
02. Subzero
03. In Sickness And Health
04. King For A Day
05. Second Sunrise
06. Stonegarden
07. Always...
08. Gaya's Dream

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Recorded and mixed 28/02/92 - 07/02/92 at the Beaufort studio, Bovenkarspel, Holland
Produced and mixed by Han Swagerman sr. and the Gathering
Engineered by Han Swagerman
Executive producer: Mark Fritsma

All music by the Gathering
All lyrics by B. Smits

Frank Boeijen - keyboards, grand piano
Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass, flute, triangle
Hans Rutten - drums, windchimes
René Rutten - electric and acoustic guitars
Bart Smits - vocals and backing vocals
Jelmer Wiersma - electric and 12 string acoustic guitars

Guest musicians:
Marike Groot - all female vocals
Henk van Koeverden - electronics, Korg MS 10

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"Always..." was the first full-length release by the wondrous Dutch band The Gathering. The album came out in 1992 and experienced quite a success. The group was practicing doom death metal combined with their own special characteristics while making this album. After two earlier demos "Always..." was an important level to be completed in the long evolution of this particular band.

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musicalkaratekid - 03.09.2011 at 00:45  
Rating: 8 I cant fault this album at all. In my opinion,it is every bit as good as 'nighttime birds' and 'mandylion'. Ok,it isn't exactly similar sounding to the gathering of today, but it still has plenty of thought-provoking melodies and progression to get stuck into. I love every minute of it:)

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