Home (The Gathering album)

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Studio album by The Gathering
Released 15 April 2006 (except North America)
18 April 2006 (North America)
Recorded Late 2005 / early 2006, at La Divina Commedia Church in Maurik, The Netherlands
Genre Trip rock, progressive rock/metal, gothic rock
Length 60:25
Label Noise/Sanctuary (N04182) (except North America)
The End Records (TE065) (North America)
Producer Attie Bauw
The Gathering chronology
Sleepy Buildings
The West Pole
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Home is the eighth album by Dutch band The Gathering. The album was released on 15 April 2006 by Sanctuary Records through its heavy metal label Noise. The album had a separate release in North America which took place on 18 April 2006 by Brooklyn-based label The End Records. It was the last album to feature lead singer and lyricist Anneke van Giersbergen.

In an interview for the San Diego-based magazine Modern Fix, drummer Hans Rutten described Home as being "more stripped-down...Souvenirs was quite structured and was quite heavy to make. This one is more simple, I think, but still there, still in a Gathering kind of way. But rhythmically speaking, it's more stripped-down, it’s more primitive, I think. I think 'primitive' is a good word...it’s more instinctive (and) more primitive. It’s not as layered as Souvenirs, and maybe it’s less 'trippish.' Maybe it’s more...yeah, primitive trip-rock, something like that."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Anneke van Giersbergen, all music composed by The Gathering.

No. Title Length
1. "Shortest Day"   4:12
2. "In Between"   4:44
3. "Alone"   4:56
4. "Waking Hour"   5:38
5. "Fatigue"   1:49
6. "A Noise Severe"   6:06
7. "Forgotten"   3:25
8. "Solace"   3:51
9. "Your Troubles Are Over"   3:46
10. "Box"   4:43
11. "The Quiet One"   2:16
12. "Home"   6:58
13. "Forgotten (Reprise)"   7:57


Chart (2006) Peak
Dutch Albums Chart[4] 34
French Albums Chart[5] 58



Artwork – Michel de Klein
Lyrics By – Anneke van Giersbergen
Mastered By – Darius van Helfteren
Photography By [Cover Picture Taken By] – Thomas Rausch
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Attie Bauw[6]


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