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British Doom Metal: The Greatest Albums

A Rumble Of Thunder, I'm Suddenly Under Doom's Spell.....

1. Cathedral -Forest of Equilibrium (1991)

Source // www.metal-archives.com

Source // www.metal-archives.com

Cathedral are a British Metal institution and their brand of achingly brutal doom was perfected on their astonishing debut.

Folky, morose and defiantly British, Lee Dorrian and Cathedral took Black Sabbath’s blueprint and slowed…everything…down…to…a…lumbering…crawl.

With one foot firmly in the shallow grave of 70’s Doom forefathers Pentagram, Bedemon, Necromandus and the aforementioned Sabbath, each colossal track on Forest Of Equilibrium opened new doors for Doom and Stoner Rock to pass through. From the stoner-grooves of “Soul Sacrifice” to the acoustic strum followed by plodding Doom Metal murkiness of the stunning “Picture of Beauty & Innocence (Intro)/Commiserating the Celebration” and the equally foreboding “A Funeral Request“, Forest Of Equilibrium remains a monolithically dark experience that has stood the test of time and helped cement Cathedral’s place among the elite of British Metal bands.

Sadly disbanded, perhaps Cathedral will one day reform and revive their Doom Metal past, they are sorely missed.

Honourable mentions: Sevenchurch – Bleak Destiny, Witchsorrow – God Curse Us, Warning – Watching From A Distance, Mourn – Mourn, Moss – Sub Templum

About Chris Jennings (1986 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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