Gathering, The - Mandylion mp3 flac download
Mandylion is the third studio album by the Dutch band the Gathering. It was released on 22 August 1995 by Century Media Records. The record is their first album to feature vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen. The album was recorded and mixed at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany between 1 and 16 June 1995, under the guidance of Siggi Bemm and Waldemar Sorychta.
Taken from the album, 'Mandylion', Century Media Records 1995.
Mandylion (Cass, Album). Mandylion (Cass, Album, RE, Sti). Mandylion (CD, Album, RE). Century Media.
Mandylion is a music studio album recording by THE GATHERING (Experimental/Post Metal/Progressive Rock) released in 1995 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Mandylion is an album that has been a true companion from the moment it was released. I often return to it, not only because it moves me every time, but also because it serves as a touchstone that can be used to test many styles of rock music against. Let's start with the vocals, the most obvious asset of this Dutch doom metal outfit.
Though it has since been eclipsed by increasingly superb efforts, the Gathering's Mandylion was considered a groundbreaking achievement upon its release in 1995. The first album to juxtapose the formidable vocal talents of the newly arrived Anneke Van Giersbergen's in striking contrast with the group's progressive metal, much of the material sounds amazingly confident and cohesive from the very start, be it through the driving intensity of opener "Strange Machines" or the death metal-style double kick drum of "Eleanor.
Still more metal than experiemental and catchy as hell. This is actually a good thing because it’s that fact that allowed Mandylion to be the most metal The Gathering would ever be again, since tailoring their songs to Anneke’s voice apparently meant mellowing out considerably. Although this is a metal album, the riffs are generally pretty simple and repetitive and are not at the forefront of the music too often. They never get heavy or crazy, instead choosing to just provide the backdrop for the main players on this album. The main players on this album are the keyboards and Anneke’s vocals
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