23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
The Gathering recently announced their new release Afterwords. It features three songs from the Afterlights EP from 2012, two fresh Disclosure remakes as well as three brand new tracks. The band has now unveiled one of those new songs, "Afterwords", and the special thing about it is that the band recorded the song together with Bart Smits, one of The Gathering's founding band members. You can stream this new song right now at this location.
Afterwords drops on October 25th and is available for pre-order here. Below you also find the video made for another song set to appear on the release, "Echoes Keep Growing".
Disclosure was a really inconsistent album in my opinion, with some great tracks like Heroes for Ghosts and Gemini I, and some really so-so ones. I was hoping the remakes would be of some of the weaker tracks, however I Can See Four Miles is arguably the best track on the album, and this just adds nothing interesting to an already brilliant song, bit disappointing really.