THE GATHERING

(NETHERLANDS)

IF THEN ELSE

(2000)
LABEL:

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

GENRE:

ATMOSPHERIC METAL

TAGS:
Electro, Female vocals, Hovering
"Always less Metal, The Gathering continues to change with this "If Then Else" with Pop Rock Electro content."
NOISE (29.08.2003)  
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The album "How to measure a planet?" was a step for The Gathering which made evolve its style by proposing a more aerial and less fundamental metal music. The public followed this new orientation rather well and we were thus waiting for this new album with a certain impatience.

With "If Then Else", The Gathering pursues its moult and proposes tracks more and more turned towards the pop and the rock. Some heaviness has been erased, the tracks are shorter and a little less soaring. Anneke Van Giesbergen is always masterful and the vocal lines are in perfect osmosis with the instruments.

The band also starts to open up to more electronic sounds but if a slight backward movement can be felt, it is not to return to the metal sound of "Mandylion". The keyboards and big guitar sounds are very good together, often enhanced with electro passages. Surprisingly for The Gathering, the album includes two very successful instrumentals that see the musicians using all kinds of instruments.

"If Then Else" appears as a transitional record. The electronic sounds take a larger place to the detriment of the metal inspirations. We feel the band free to give life to its desires to take a new step that will materialize on their next album.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Rollercoaster
02. Shot to Pieces
03. Amity
04. Bad Movie Scene
05. Colorado Incident
06. Beautiful War
07. Analog Park
08. Herbal Movement
09. Saturnine
10. Morphia's Waltz
11. Pathfinder

LINEUP:
Anneke van Giersbergen: Chant
Frank Boeijen: Claviers
Hans Rutten: Batterie
Hugo Prinsen Geerligs: Basse
René Rutten: Guitares
   
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