CATHEDRAL/DEVIL'S BLOOD/UNKLE MATT & VIKING SKULL (CD Mini Reviews)

CATHEDRAL - ANNIVERSARY
First official live album from Doom legends, and a fantastic package to boot!Comprised of two Cd's, the first is 'Back To The Forest' which is a live rendition of the entire 'Forest Of Equilibrium' album.The second disc is 'Fresh Winter' a general concert that has great versions of 'Vampire Sun', 'Hopkins Witchfinder General' to name but 2, but unfortunatley not a version of my all time fave track 'Skullflower'.
Definatley one for fans only but worth the wait.
Rating: 9/10



CATHEDRAL - A New Ice Age EP
Two brand new studio tracks to tie in with their farewell gig and available on good old fashioned vinyl.The A Side is 'Open Mind Surgery' a skuzzy doom rocker with Lee seemingly emulating Johnny Rotten on vocals, its heavy with a simplistic production giving it a great raw feel.The B Side is 'Sabbadaius Sabbatum', a typical Black sabbath copy sounding very much like 'Lord Of This World' with a few new bits thrown in, to be honest its Cathedral and therefore faultless in my opinion!


Rating 10/10
For fans Of: Black Sabbath, Pagan Alter, Pentagram, Blood Island Raiders.



DEVILS BLOOD - THE THOUSANDFOLD EPICENTRE
Dutch occult rockers latest album has been described by the bands guitarist/founder Selim Lemouchi as “The Devil’s Blood are pleased to announce the conception of a new Litter to be cast upon the sacrificial flames of the bull-headed God that resides on the plane of Gehenna. Eleven new children shall pass through His flames to become reborn in Chaos when the eleventh of November comes to pass in this foul year of their lord, two thousand and e...leven. We have taken 11 months to write and two months to record these monsters and to prepare, attach and inscribe the appropriate sigils, ornaments, chimes and bells upon these young-lings before releasing their serpentine malignity upon the world...”


Well what you get is 11 tracks of sixties inspired psychedelic/satanic rock with stunning female vocals blending Jinx dawson with Grace Slick and music as diverse as the pagan folk styles of 'Shocking Blue' to the space rock of 'Hawkwind'.
Frankly a brilliant album, superb production and real care taken with the composition of the music.


Rating 10/10For Fans Of: Coven, Jefferson Airplane, Black Widow, Witchcraft, Ghost, Electric Wizard.



UNKLE MATT WITH VIKING SKULL - HOLD MY PINT
Download only single from the Northampton rock group and featuring Unkle matt from CKY related band Shitbirdz.Its typical Skull stuff with lyrics about booze, birds n metal.Good sing a long chorus with "Hold my pint while i take a big shit honey, if your still there when i get back, then im on to a sure thing", yep another Roddy Stone classic!Cracking guitar solo thrown in for good measure as well.
Rating 10/10For Fans Of: CKY, Blood Island Raiders, Motorhead.

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