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Cathedral : The Carnival Bizarre

It took me a long time to get into the more groovy "stoner" albums from Cathedral, but this is the one that finally made me cave in. Cathedral groove through ten songs here, including a few pretty well known tracks like 'Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)' and 'Utopian Blaster'.

It hardly needs to be mentioned that we can find an abundance of 70ties and Black Sabbath influences on this album. One of the things that make me enjoy this album more than their other groovy releases, is that Cathedral seems more fresh and alive on this album. Rocking 'N rolling through the entire release, Cathedral doesn't ever slow down for a pit stop (but there are also plenty of doomy elements to be found). Especially the aforementioned 'Utopian Blaster' (featuring Tony Iommi!), which reminds me heavily of Black Sabbath's 'Children of the Grave', is one of the grooviest songs ever.

All I can basically say about this album is.. HUGGY BEAR OHYEAH!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Vampire Sun
2. Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)
3. Utopian Blaster
4. Night of the Seagulls
5. Carnival Bizarre
6. Inertia's Cave
7. Fangalactic Supergoria
8. Blue Light
9. Palace of Fallen Majesty
10. Electric Grave

Duration : Approx. 63 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
Hate Your Guts Records
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