How to Measure a Planet?

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All Music Guide - Chris True
If Mandylion and Nighttime Birds were the warm-up, then How to Measure a Planet? is the real deal. The Gathering have always had a talent for progressive-sounding metal, but with this release they take the style to a whole new level. Anneke Van Giersbergen's vocals are the stuff of dreams, and the band's sound is stepped up more than just a few notches. Centered on the concept of travel and movement, all the tracks on this two-disc set actually make you feel like you are on a journey with the band. From the gentle "Rescue Me" to Sabbath-esque rockers like "Liberty Bell," the band is able to create an ethereal atmosphere without sacrificing any of its power. This album takes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris True
If Mandylion and Nighttime Birds were the warm-up, then How to Measure a Planet? is the real deal. The Gathering have always had a talent for progressive-sounding metal, but with this release they take the style to a whole new level. Anneke Van Giersbergen's vocals are the stuff of dreams, and the band's sound is stepped up more than just a few notches. Centered on the concept of travel and movement, all the tracks on this two-disc set actually make you feel like you are on a journey with the band. From the gentle "Rescue Me" to Sabbath-esque rockers like "Liberty Bell," the band is able to create an ethereal atmosphere without sacrificing any of its power. This album takes metal to a beautiful new place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/1999
  • Label: Century Media
  • UPC: 727701796826
  • Catalog Number: 7968
  • Sales rank: 39,827

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Gathering Primary Artist
Frank Boeijen Keyboards
Technical Credits
Atti Bauw Producer, Engineer
Chris Blair Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of The Best

    This is an absolutely phenominal album. If If_Then_Else showed us how well they have matured. The reviewer must have skipped "How to measure a planet" because in my opinion, there hasn't been much progression. But when two amazing albums are in discussion, that isn't necissarily a bad thing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A light at the end of the musical tunnel...

    In 'How To Measure a Planet?', The Gathering have stepped aside from a musical genre they helped to create and have gone a step further to make a fantasically original album. Their musical horizon has widened vastly since 'Nighttime Birds', and this album is a wonderful mixture of metal, soft rock, alternative and gentle trip-hop. Giesbergen's vocals explore all possibilities of the music, making this an album you can listen to time and time again, and find something new in it each time. A masterpiece.

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    Posted April 7, 2011

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