2009 release from the highly acclaimed and influential Dutch band, their ninth studio album overall and their first to feature Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland replacing original front woman Anneke van Giersbergen. The band (celebrating their 20th anniversary this year) has always shown that they have never been afraid of changing and evolving their musical style. The West Pole shows The Gathering is still standing amongst the pioneers of Alternative Rock music as they always have! The West Pole also includes two very talented guest singers: the Dutch Anne van den Hoogen and Mexican Marcela Bovio (from Stream of Passion). The album is a very vital, atmospheric and extraverted Rock album with all the quality and power The Gathering is so famous for. Psychonaut.