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In Memorium (demo), Forest of Equilibrium, Soul Sacrifice (EP), Carnival Bizarre, Endtyme, The VIIth Coming & The Garden of Unearthly Delights are their best. The Anniversary album was actually pretty good too.

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The new Cathedral song really pisses me off. It's ultra heavy DOOM and it's something this fuckers should've been putting out the whole time. Their last album was a joke, their lat promises to be a fitting epitaph. Too bad they didn't bother to do this their ENTIRE career.

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I was thinking of starting a thread about these guys; one of my favorite bands. Forest of Equilibrium, Ethereal Mirror Carnival Bizarre are amazing. Supernatural Birth Machine and Caravan Beyond Redemption were about half good, half mediocre. Endtyme and The VII Coming were a return to form, while their last two albums have not been very good.

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Amazing, not only have we all agreed on this band being awesome, but they're a doom metal band to boot. Forest of Equilibrium and The Ethereal Mirror are my favorites, but In Memoriam and The Carnival Bizarre aren't far behind. And yes, Forest of Equilibrium is heavy as shit.

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Amazing' date=' not only have we all agreed on this band being awesome, but they're a doom metal band to boot. Forest of Equilibrium and The Ethereal Mirror are my favorites, but In Memoriam and The Carnival Bizarre aren't far behind. And yes, Forest of Equilibrium is heavy as shit.[/quote'] The thing is, they are so much more than doom, though that's remained their root sound. Songs like Utopian Blaster and Urko's Conquest aren't doom at all, yet some of their best work. Have you listened to their Hopkins EP? Beyond the title track, there's no metal, just a mixture of big band, funk, and new wave music.

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The thing is, they are so much more than doom, though that's remained their root sound. Songs like Utopian Blaster and Urko's Conquest aren't doom at all, yet some of their best work. Have you listened to their Hopkins EP? Beyond the title track, there's no metal, just a mixture of big band, funk, and new wave music.
They were definitely more stoner metal by the time of The Carnival Bizarre, and didn't really get doomy again for a while.

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your astonishing ability to contradict yourself really shines through here :D
As per-usual your noobishness sticks out like straight man in Australia. Cathedral has had some out and out BAD albums. I've got them all and their best work far and few between. This new song is excellent. What frustrates me is why they haven't been putting out this quality since FoE. The Ethereal Mirror is a joke. Carnival Bizarre is ok but it's stoner rock. Supernatural Birth Machine is more stoner and pretty bad over all. Caravan Beyond Redemption sucks. Endtyme was a slight return to form and begrudgingly so because "the fans wanted it". The VIIth Coming is half good. The Garden of Unearthly Delights is a good traditional metal album. The Guessing Game is Lee giving his fans a huge middle finger. The new and sadly last album sounds like what they should've been putting out all along, doom.

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The Last Spire is a fitting end to the bands legacy. It's a grower and it's pretty good, possibly one of their best, top 5 anyway. I still hate that their last several albums pale in comparison to this. This is heavy doom, not the stoner crap they've been peddling since Forrest. Still, it's worth owning.

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not as familiar with Cathedral as I would like but if Ethereal Mirror is crap Forest Of Equilibrium must be one hell of an album...
They're worth checking out if you're into doom, which you are. You might like Ethereal Mirror, it's a riff fest from hell. It's just not the doom/death of Forest. It's a rough mix of stoner and doom. The best example of stoner/doomdeath would be 'Solar Lovers' by Celestial Season. It's pretty easy to get and a great listen all around.

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