The first album of The Gathering.
In June 1992, their debut album, Always..., became a great success on the European continent. Always... has been built upon the increasingly popular death metal, but has a distinguished sound and is packaged with an array of interesting instruments: flute, piano, triangle, wind chimes and of course crunching guitars and even paced drums, the band defied the norms of death metal. The Gathering was one of the first bands introduced the use of female vocals by Marike Groot joining the grunts of Bart Smits.
Today, lots of people consider this album as cult and as a milestone for the genre.
released 11 November 1999
Recorded and mixed 28/02/92 - 07/02/92 at the Beaufort studio, Bovenkarspel, Holland
Produced and mixed by Han Swagerman sr. and the Gathering
Engineered by Han Swagerman sr.
Remastered by Attie Bauw at Bauwhaus
Frank Boeijen - keyboards, grand piano
Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass, flute, triangle
Hans Rutten - drums, windchimes
René Rutten - electric and acoustic guitars
Bart Smits - vocals and backing vocals
Jelmer Wiersma - electric and 12 string acoustic guitars
Marike Groot - All female vocals
Henk van Koeverden – Electronics, Korg Ms10
Music by the Gathering
Lyrics by B. Smits
Original released june 1992
Re-release and remasterd 11 november 1999
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