Recorded on their How to Measure a Planet? tour, Superheat is the Gathering's first live album. Songs like "Sand and Mercury," "Nighttime Birds," "Rescue Me," and "Probably Built in the Fifties" demonstrate the band's ability to shift from ethereal bliss to malevolent metal, and these contrasting styles are only emphasized in concert. The album also includes a video for "Eleanor" as a bonus track. Superheat displays the Gathering's passionate, mercurial music at its finest.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares