"The Congregation" is the fourth studio album released by the Norwegian progressive metal band, Leprous. The album was released on 25 May 2015 in Europe and 2 June 2015 in North America. This album was partially recorded at Fascination Street in Sweden, and the vocals developed with Heidi Solberg Tveitan and Ihsahn at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway.
It is the last album to feature longtime guitarist Øystein Landsverk, who was featured on all Leprous albums until then. It is also the first album of the band without drummer Tobias Ørnes Andersen, who was replaced with Baard Kolstad, and with Simen Daniel Børven on bass.
The album was nominated for the 2015 Spellemannprisen in the "metal" category.
All lyrics written by Tor Oddmund Suhrke, except "The Flood" & "Within My Fence", co-written by Einar Solberg; "Down", written by Solberg; and "Lower", written by Solberg and Elbereth Lasombrae; all music composed by Solberg, except where noted.
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