maandag 1 juli 2013

Cathedral – The Last Spire

Cathedral – The Last Spire
Rise Above – 2013
Rock, Metal, Doom,
Rated: ***

The final call for Cathedral. The Last Spire is coming down to the wire. And even though they called it quits before; this time they seem to be resolute. And on their decisive salute they return to the doom metal with which it all started. Heavy, unwielding and sluggish. Most of the songs are like the death marches up a hill that belong to endings of great tales. Some moments they move back down again and pick up speed before coming to a complete stop and hold still blow their black and tattered banner. And as ever they have those Cathedral choices on it, which are weird, fun or annoying. Like the intro that seems too bland, some freaky keyboard ditties or irritating laughter. Without those it would have been a grand tower of fable. But now it might crumble too soon like Babel and leave us with nothing but wreckage and ruins and memories of what was lost…

(Written by JK)

1 opmerking:

  1. Their swansong. I never really could get used to vocals though.