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What, Cathedral has gone progressive?! This seems to be the case, since their new studio album "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" showcases the band's most mature work to date. The songs have taken a leap forward in terms of song structure, and thus the material has no problem maintaining the interest of the listener. Furthermore, the quality of material on this album is rather steady, so one finds oneself listening to this album over and over again.
Pounding rhythms, haunting melodies, memorable harmonies - all coupled with visceral leads and surprising tempo changes... yeah, there's definitely some really great stuff on this record. In addition, there's quite a bit of experimentation on this album... just listen to the 27-minute epic "The Garden" with its numerous breaks.
The Garden of Unearthly Delights doesn't let down the listener sonically either. The sounds are atmospheric and full without lacking power when it's called for. Warren Ryker (Down, Crowbar) handled his job proficiently as the production suits this album well.
Overall, I'm favourably surprised by Cathedral's latest offering. The Garden of Unearthly Delights is unquestionably one of this year's best doom releases. Be sure to check it out.
Release date: September 26th, 2005
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- MAGE (September 24th, 2005)
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