Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cathedral - The Guessing Game (2010)

In 1989 Lee Dorrian left his former band, the infamous grindcore Napalm Death, mainly because he was getting sick of the punk scene and did not like the death metal direction Napalm Death was heading towards. Cathedral was formed after Lee Dorrian and Mark Griffiths met and discussed their love for doom bands like The Obsessed, St. Vitus, Candlemass, Dream Death, Pentagram, Trouble, and Witchfinder General. Their debut The Forest Of Equilibrium was even heavier and slower than the doom legends that inspired them. Over the years the band has evolved into a much more '70s progressive and psychedelic heavy rock direction, On The Guessing Game, their ninth studio album, the doom and metal influences are still there but with a much more progressive and psychedelic rock sound to it.

Another highly enjoyable listen!

Lee Dorrian - Vocals
Garry "Gaz" Jennings - Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Backing vocals and Drums
Leo Smee - Bass
Brian Dixon - Drums


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