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Release date: 25 October 2013
Style: Experimental rock

Rating:

6.5 | 44 votes

Owners:

30 have it
12 want it


01. S.I.B.A.L.D.
02. Echoes Keep Growing
03. Areas
04. Afterwords
05. Tuning In, Fading Out
06. Gemini III
07. Afterlights
08. Sleep Paralysis
09. Bärenfels


Additional info
Produced by René Rutten.
Mixed, recorded & engineered by René Rutten & Frank Boeijen at studio 2, Nijmegen.
Mastered by Paul Matthijs Lombert at The Mastering Factory, Eindhoven.
Illustrations by Carlos Manuel Vergara Rivera.

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God Alone - 03.10.2013 at 15:54  
Rating: 6 After Dethroned & Uncrowned, yet another disappointment from a band I adore. Meh.
Vonpire - 25.10.2013 at 15:58  
Rating: 6 OMG!!! What a disapointment, really!!! Worst crap Gathering has made ever.
Cassian - 25.10.2013 at 20:35  
Rating: 9 I dont know what you guys are talking about. Come on, this album is brilliant! Totally experimental, exactly the kind of music I've been expecting from The Gathering since Home. The last two is really pop-ish in my opinion. BTW, Dethroned & Uncrowned is also a brilliant album. Katatonia is daring enough to make that album, and it is not bland at all.
God Alone - 25.10.2013 at 21:27  
Rating: 6
Written by Cassian on 25.10.2013 at 20:35

I dont know what you guys are talking about. Come on, this album is brilliant! Totally experimental, exactly the kind of music I've been expecting from The Gathering since Home. The last two is really pop-ish in my opinion. BTW, Dethroned & Uncrowned is also a brilliant album. Katatonia is daring enough to make that album, and it is not bland at all.


Don't know about you man, but (as for D&U) re-releasing the same album with just some acoustic guitars here and there and keeping the rest intact (especially the vocals) isn't exactly the definition of "daring", for me.

Speaking of The Gathering, Home was more pop-ish than Disclosure - and I really love both of them!
I re-listened to this one just today and things got *slightly* better (I mean, 6 ---> 6,5) but the overall impression remains the same: it's kinda patchy, I don't know how to explain it but I'm not convinced at all.
Cassian - 27.10.2013 at 10:36  
Rating: 9
Written by God Alone on 25.10.2013 at 21:27

Written by Cassian on 25.10.2013 at 20:35

I dont know what you guys are talking about. Come on, this album is brilliant! Totally experimental, exactly the kind of music I've been expecting from The Gathering since Home. The last two is really pop-ish in my opinion. BTW, Dethroned & Uncrowned is also a brilliant album. Katatonia is daring enough to make that album, and it is not bland at all.


Don't know about you man, but (as for D&U) re-releasing the same album with just some acoustic guitars here and there and keeping the rest intact (especially the vocals) isn't exactly the definition of "daring", for me.

Speaking of The Gathering, Home was more pop-ish than Disclosure - and I really love both of them!
I re-listened to this one just today and things got *slightly* better (I mean, 6 ---> 6,5) but the overall impression remains the same: it's kinda patchy, I don't know how to explain it but I'm not convinced at all.


To each his own, I guess. And I agree that Home is much more accessible than their earlier albums, but I could tolerate that because Anneke was still in charge of the vocal part then =)) However, I won't even call Home "pop-ish". They blended the experimental attribute with the melodies in a more sophisticated and seamless way than in The West Pole and Disclosure, IMO. I feel that they tried too hard to sound themselves in the last two, which is certainly not bad, but...

And for Dethroned & Uncrowned... yeah how they remade it is quite cheesy I must admit. Yet after I decided to give it another spin, I was like "Hey, these guys have a point." It's not an album to impress for sure, but one to experiment and explore new realms of music. And I give them credit for that.
JohnDoe - 27.10.2013 at 13:41  
  I enjoyed it a lot. Disclosure was better indeed, but this one has got some interesting songs as well.
Array - 13.11.2013 at 19:18  
  Uber-boring womb ambient.
Fritillaria - 13.11.2013 at 19:30  
 
Written by Array on 13.11.2013 at 19:18

Uber-boring womb ambient.

I see and there are so many low votes here :/
Array - 13.11.2013 at 19:32  
 
Written by Fritillaria on 13.11.2013 at 19:30

I see and there are so many low votes here :/

If I'd vote with the lowest rates, this would get 2 or maybe even 1.
Fritillaria - 13.11.2013 at 19:33  
 
Written by Array on 13.11.2013 at 19:32


If I'd vote with lowest rates, this would get 2 or maybe even 1.


then it seems that the album is a real failure.
Array - 13.11.2013 at 19:35  
 
Written by Fritillaria on 13.11.2013 at 19:33

then it seems that the album is a real failure.

Well, some people might like it, but to me just some random mix of silence/noise/nature is more interesting than this.
Fritillaria - 13.11.2013 at 19:37  
 
Written by Array on 13.11.2013 at 19:35

Well, some people might like it, but to me just some random mix of silence/noise/nature is more interesting than this.

I know what you mean.
yeah1980 - 14.11.2013 at 14:31  
Rating: 5 I love this band, I loved the new version of the band that recorded Disclosure, an amazing album.
But this last release is useless and pretty pointless.
It should have been a bonus disc of the previous one, something like a limited edition feature.
There is no costistency here, the album slides away and the forty-odd minutes pass away without leaving any true impression.
Sorry, this is the first time I don't like a The Gathering album.
Vonpire - 05.03.2014 at 17:05  
Rating: 6
Written by yeah1980 on 14.11.2013 at 14:31

I love this band, I loved the new version of the band that recorded Disclosure, an amazing album.
But this last release is useless and pretty pointless.
It should have been a bonus disc of the previous one, something like a limited edition feature.
There is no costistency here, the album slides away and the forty-odd minutes pass away without leaving any true impression.
Sorry, this is the first time I don't like a The Gathering album.


THIS !

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