And he's a studio drummer, even better. The bass, although pushed back into the mix, A Funeral Request - Cathedral - Forest Of Equilibrium make its presence felt. Mark Griffiths plays on this, and although he isn't as involved as bassists usually are in bands like this, he still occasionally pops up to make you Whats The Attraction - Personal Effects - This Is It "oh, there's bass on this".
He does a sweet little intro to Ebony Tears. Lee Dorrian shared lyrical duties with Gaz and Mark, and they generally write about doomy, fantastical subjects like serpents in Serpent Eve.
Lee still has some quasi-political rambling to do in Equilibrium. His singing is definitely bizarre, he's not quite growling but rather he's doing a really low moan. It works to great effect, especially with the overdubbing, but after a while you do hear that he's clearly trying to get his voice lower than it can go, which just doesn't work, buddy.
But kudos to him for changing the vocal style of Doom forever. Not all the tracks on Forest are slow, sludgey monsters. Soul Sacrifice is short, snappy, upbeat and jolly. It's reminiscent of Cathedral's work from The Ethereal Mirror onwards. A Funeral Request also has a bit where they all go top speed, the guitar is really grating here.
In Reaching Happiness, Touching Pain, the band goes into full-blown depression mode. Throughout most of the verses the flute returns to improvise over the destructive guitar which is incredibly eerie and, once again, helps give the picture of a big forest.
There is also a reverb-laden acoustic guitar which is really painful. Lee's singing is incredibly drawn-out and miserable. The track ends with a guy fiddling around on a keyboard, which is really scary and spooky. Cathedral changed Doom forever with this A Funeral Request - Cathedral - Forest Of Equilibrium. It isn't as terribly morbid and depressing as My Dying Bride, Nortt and other such obsessive maniacs, but it's still guaranteed to ruin your mood.
It's more eerie and magical than sad, A Funeral Request - Cathedral - Forest Of Equilibrium. If you're a fan of Doom, you've already got this album. If you'd like to get into the heavier side of Doom without going straight into the deep-end, give this a shot. It was worth the 3 month wait for the stupid store to get it in, and it is rightfully named a Doom classic.
Recommended tracks; it's hard to pick favourites, but I'd say Equilibrium and Comiserating the Celebration. Rank: for Cavalierjan19 5 Dark oceans we cry, writhing in the misery Tweet Recent reviews by this author. Skepticism Farmakon. Pig Destroyer Terrifyer. Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale. There are 13 replies to this review. Previous Next. Other albums by Cathedral that we have reviewed:. Cathedral - In Memoriam.
Cathedral - The Last Spire. Cathedral - The Guessing Game. Cathedral - The Ethereal Mirror. O' to dark foundations grey deliverance, mesmerized by descent shrouded in calm. Fabled curses plunge to depths untold I conjure bind and charge thee to heavens unknown entombed. O' yea serpent eve. Gather to the lords of facade, beneath the cross of false, crawl to the figure speared wither within its name.
Raise the current clear the stream, A Funeral Request - Cathedral - Forest Of Equilibrium the sound of the serpent dreams. Into the night for the serpent eve psalms for the spirit, charms for the calling.
We're neophytes for serpents eve. Soul Sacrifice Tortured self worth, abstracts of wrath, released from attachment human reaction. Muted unable to realize images of your designs soul sacrifice a blessing to me, carve me from your memories.
Deep impressions my depths, worthless as each breath, worlds within words of half truth my fears of losing you. I'll pour scorn from the lowest place colour fades from your face. Annihilation acceptance. Paradox of self existence. Equilibrium Lost in the battlefield of opposite extremes. I ponder on the embankment that stands in between the monochrome and color entirety I see the beauty and chaos of fate and destiny.
Stand in the balance of forest equilibrium. Somewhere around there. The Patient Mrs. Save it for your therapist. Get back to the riffs, bro. Fair enough. Six Dumb Questions with Atala. All subject to change, addition, subtraction, etc. The track premieres will get done.
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