A mesmerising, often beautiful album, ‘grow’ is an essential record for anyone who relishes the power of music to sweep you up and take you away from the world and it stands as a testament to what can be achieved by musicians with the skill, invention and desire to make something truly original.
Most importantly, ‘illumination’ is just a joy to listen to, a hard-rocking, dangerously addictive record that blazes away in what feels like an instant and which begs to be replayed. ‘Illumination’ is an easy early highlight of 2014 and will undoubtedly provide the perfect soundtrack to the summer.
Halo Blind are essential listening and ‘occupying forces’ highlights an exceptional potential which, if given the chance to flourish, could see the band becoming one of the major progressive forces in the UK in the coming years.
Like any great album, there is no real review that can do justice to the insanity that the band have captured on disc, so bite the bullet, head on over to the band’s webpage and check them out for yourself.
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‘Disconnect’ is, ultimately, a beautifully phrased, played, recorded and produced progressive rock album that stands as a testament to the skills of one of the genre’s unsung heroes and it is an essential addition to the collection of any progressive rock fan.
An album that boasts endless replay value thanks to the band’s off-the-wall playing, ‘The wedding’ is a must for all fans of herbally-enhanced rock with an edge.
...an irresistible opportunity to explore the past of one of metal’s most enigmatic bands. The well-written liner notes help to place the record in its historical context and the music itself, whilst raw and far doomier than later efforts, offers plenty of hints that show that even in those early days The Gathering knew where they were headed.