Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

CATHEDRAL / The Guessing Game (2010)

You'd maybe think that after twenty years of being the best at what they do, Cathedral would have nothing new to offer their fans; but you'd be wrong. This double album is as good as some of their earlier Sabbath-esque works. In fact, I'm going to say it's actually better. The ratio of heavy and groove is polished to perfection. It’ll give your speakers an orgasm. The humour is there also, because not all doom is gloom. There are some weird musical shifts that throw you off balance when you least expect it, but after repeated listens they begin to make sense. Cathedral retain the crown; all pretenders go back to the drawing board.

Songs of Note:  Death of an Anarchist; Painting in the Dark

5 requiems for the voiceless cat lovers out of 5

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