Release date: 22 July 2009
Style: Power metal

Rating:

8.4 | 145 votes

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01. My Queen Of Winter
02. More Than Friends
03. Oceans Of Regret
04. Gather The Faithful
05. Into The Blue
06. Dawn Of Solace
07. Thorn In My Side
08. Morpheus In A Masquerade
09. Stolen Waters
10. Tale Untold [Japanese bonus]
11. Elegantly Broken

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Additional info
Release: July 22nd 2009 - Japan/Asia - Blue cover version
Release: August 27th 2009 - Europe - Red cover version
Release: September 11th 2009 - USA/Canada - cover version

Label - Japan & Asia: Marquee/Avalon
Label - rest of World: Frontiers Records

Guest review by
ErnilEnNaur

Rating:
7.7
Gather The Faithful is power metal at it's most accessible. It's fairly (not to say very) easy on the ears, it's the kind of album that you give someone to listen to when you wish to convert that person into a metal fan. What I've just stated should not be mistaken for criticism. The debut album of Cain's Offering is filled with great melodies, awesome power metal riffs and the music is simply catchy as hell. This is a good album.

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published 11.02.2011 | Comments (4)

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wh1te603 - 06.02.2010 at 21:55  
Rating: 8 A great debut, everything flows really nicely, guitars, vocals, keyboards, etc... Has a touch of old Sonata while still being progressive.
patrickmetal12 - 17.04.2010 at 14:56  
Rating: 9
Written by wh1te603 on 06.02.2010 at 21:55

A great debut, everything flows really nicely, guitars, vocals, keyboards, etc... Has a touch of old Sonata while still being progressive.

How are they progressive? and what makes a progressive(metal) band?
wh1te603 - 19.04.2010 at 05:24  
Rating: 8
Written by patrickmetal12 on 17.04.2010 at 14:56

Written by wh1te603 on 06.02.2010 at 21:55

A great debut, everything flows really nicely, guitars, vocals, keyboards, etc... Has a touch of old Sonata while still being progressive.

How are they progressive? and what makes a progressive(metal) band?

Well, I really meant that they have taken the old formula that Sonata Arctica used and progressed it a bit, adding new elements to it, etc... And I have no idea what makes a band progressive by definition, I guess if their adding some kind of new or unique element to a certain genre, I would consider them somewhat progressive, but that's just me.
patrickmetal12 - 19.04.2010 at 17:28  
Rating: 9 They do have that sonata felling in them, but one can clearly tell, without a doubt, thats its not sonata.
I love thieir music tho. its all so happy and jolly
wh1te603 - 19.04.2010 at 17:33  
Rating: 8 Haha, true that buddy. I think I'm gonna listen to the album again now.
ErnilEnNaur - 11.01.2011 at 02:17  
 
Written by patrickmetal12 on 19.04.2010 at 17:28

They do have that sonata felling in them, but one can clearly tell, without a doubt, thats its not sonata.
I love thieir music tho. its all so happy and jolly


How exactly is Oceans of Regret happy and jolly? It's one of the most depressing love songs ever written, despite being the greatest love song a metal band has ever conceived in the history of the multiverse.

In case you were being sarcastic - I'm just messing with ya
patrickmetal12 - 11.01.2011 at 17:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 11.01.2011 at 02:17

Written by patrickmetal12 on 19.04.2010 at 17:28

They do have that sonata felling in them, but one can clearly tell, without a doubt, thats its not sonata.
I love thieir music tho. its all so happy and jolly


How exactly is Oceans of Regret happy and jolly? It's one of the most depressing love songs ever written, despite being the greatest love song a metal band has ever conceived in the history of the multiverse.

In case you were being sarcastic - I'm just messing with ya


pffffft
ofc i was

damn, think of a coverup...
my dog wrote that

the music is energetic and happy
but the lyrics really arnt
that dude had some serious heartbreaks in his life.
ErnilEnNaur - 11.01.2011 at 21:09  
 
Written by patrickmetal12 on 11.01.2011 at 17:00

pffffft
ofc i was

damn, think of a coverup...
my dog wrote that

the music is energetic and happy
but the lyrics really arnt
that dude had some serious heartbreaks in his life.


Your dog's a moron, get a cat

But yes, I agree that Jani must have had some pretty fcked up relationships, he totally nails the feeling of being used, abused and fooled. I think.
Mountain King - 17.03.2011 at 19:45  
  Simply great...
Stabby - 20.06.2012 at 08:55  
Rating: 8 Best album full of whiny breakup songs ever? Possib. Timo's voice drips with whine, it's amazing, it works perfectly. Guitars are badass as Jani always is. Great super group.
Milena - 20.06.2012 at 09:15  
Rating: 7 Lol at the "progressive" discussion above...

Written by Stabby on 20.06.2012 at 08:55

Best album full of whiny breakup songs ever? Possib.

Hahahahah, yeah! According to Jani's blog, which goes by the very mature name of janihatesyouall (like Jani was ever mature, really), they're well into making an acoustic album together. A year ago it seemed Jani fell off the musical face of the earth, he was in Uni and going to get married and stuff. Judging by the contents of the blog, I don't think that worked out too well for him sadly :/ but hey, at least he's making music.
Milena - 20.06.2012 at 09:17  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 11.01.2011 at 21:09

Jani must have had some pretty fcked up relationships, he totally nails the feeling of being used, abused and fooled. I think.

Tony nails it too, and yet he's been in a happy relationship ever since Sonata started some people just have a literary gift.

As I said in the Sonata thread, one of these songs is actually about his breakup with SA. Not hard to guess which one.
Stabby - 20.06.2012 at 10:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 09:15

Lol at the "progressive" discussion above...

Written by Stabby on 20.06.2012 at 08:55

Best album full of whiny breakup songs ever? Possib.

Hahahahah, yeah! According to Jani's blog, which goes by the very mature name of janihatesyouall (like Jani was ever mature, really), they're well into making an acoustic album together. A year ago it seemed Jani fell off the musical face of the earth, he was in Uni and going to get married and stuff. Judging by the contents of the blog, I don't think that worked out too well for him sadly :/ but hey, at least he's making music.


If it didn't I hope he shreds away his pain with more sad but catchy pop power metal. And I hope he shreds plenty anyway. I could dig an acoustic album too, but I hope they do more electric songs.

But I know better than to expect frequent albums from Finnish guitarists whose names start with J and end in I. And they even have a guy from Wintersun in their band! Sure he probably wasn't behind Time's tardiness but it's safe to say that he's infected with bad Jari Juju by now and has infected the rest of Cain's Offering.

That's my brain on too little sleep, don't mind me
Milena - 20.06.2012 at 10:33  
Rating: 7
Written by Stabby on 20.06.2012 at 10:15

bad Jari Juju

Tears falling down my face, I can't stop laughing for some reason. That's MY brain on too little sleep for ya.

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