Cathedral "The Guessing Game" 2XLP
"The Guessing Game" is the ninth full-length album by the British doom metal band Cathedral, originally released in 2010. It was voted the eighth best album of the year in the Metal Hammer Magazine Critics Poll in the year of its release. With this album the band have struck a fine balance between their monolithic guitar groove and a more heady blend of prog, folk, psychedelia and even the occasional burst of Bonzo Dog Band-style jazz whimsy. And, although grounded by the rainy disposition of their lyrics – wage slavery, surveillance culture and political malfeasance are all covered here – these sparkling sojourns to the outer fringes of 70s rock would cheer even the most jaded metaller. Doom has rarely sounded so joyous.
Released by Back On Black on double gatefold Clear with White & Blue Splatter vinyl.