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Seventh Coming - Cathedral

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Heavy Metal / Artist: Cathedral / Audio CD released 2002-10-21 at Dream Catcher

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      13.04.2008 21:03
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      Cathedral's seventh album (2002).

      Most of the doom metal bands originating in England in the 1990s (chiefly Anathema and Paradise Lost) eventually moved on to pastures new and inferior, but fortunately Coventry's Cathedral have remained consistent in terms of quality, despite ending up more squarely in the stoner rock field than anything resembling their doom origins. With 'The VIIth Coming' they manage to recapture some of the classic doom spirit and incorporate it into their more upbeat playing style, allowing for a fresh of breath air in an album that would otherwise consist of songs that all sound exactly the same. As it is, that's only the case for the majority of them.

      There's a lot for doom fans here, from the psychedelic fantasy lyrics of 'Black Robed Avenger' and metaphors of 'Skullflower' to the great guitar work of Garry Jennings that continues to establish Cathedral as the modern equivalent of Black Sabbath. Most of the songs are shorter and more accessible than the band's previous offerings, and disappointingly many of them are similar to the point of extreme blurring thanks to their reliance on a steady groove throughout, but even through all its flaws (songs like 'The Empty Mirror' are far too long, and not really saved from tedium by the addition of an even duller atmospheric movement), it's sure to be a favourite among fans of stoner rock.

      1. Phoenix Rising
      2. Resisting the Ghost
      3. Skullflower
      4. Aphrodite's Winter
      5. The Empty Mirror
      6. Nocturnal Fist
      7. Iconoclast
      8. Black Robed Avenger
      9. Congregation of Sorcerers
      10. Halo of Fire

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Divination
    2 Congregation Of Sorcerers
    3 Resisting The Ghost
    4 Nocturnal Fist
    5 Iconoclast
    6 Phoenix Rising
    7 Halo Of Fire
    8 Skull Flower
    9 Black Robed Avenger
    10 Aphrodite's Winter
    11 Empty Mirror
    12 Golconda