Gather, Darkness! is a tightly woven work that opens with a full orchestral Overture, immediately plunges into the twisted world of the Hierarchy in A Thousand Lies, then sows the seeds of rebellion in To Ruin & Divide, and ensures Sathanas’s victory in Breaking the Sanctuary. From the ominous grandeur of “Hymn to Sathanas” to the gut-wrenching, bombastic climax of “The Infamous Dawn,” Gather, Darkness! traverses a world fraught with chaos and unrest via a soundtrack of tight harmonies, haunting vocals, and a thunderous rhythm section, invoking at times feelings of fear, wonder, despair, wrath and even hope.
- “Fantastic, epic metal with strong, deep vocals and smoking-hot riffs.” – Ancient Spirit [11/12]
- “If audio books were more like this, “Gather, Darkness!” would be a sure fire New York Times Best Seller.” – Sorrow Eternal [8.5/10]
- “The second album of the quartet from Maryland has it all.” -PowerMetal.de [9/10]
- “This Maryland band offers classic heavy metal, echoing the giants of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Blind Guardian, and develop it with aplomb.” -Danger Dog [4.5/5]
Gather, Darkness! features artwork by JP Fournier, creator of such iconic metal album covers as Immortal’s At the Heart of Winter, Avantasia’s Metal Opera Part II, and DragonForce’s Valley of the Damned. The album was mastered by the renowned Bill Wolf, known to DC-area metal fans for his work with Deceased, While Heaven Wept, Absolute Vengeance, and Brave.