‘In Memorium’ is an underground doom metal classic documenting one of the most influential bands of the nineties at a time when they were first discovering their explorative feet, carving out their unique voice through a host of rich influences. Long out of print, this limited edition double LP features a bonus rare and previously unseen live performance from 1991.
8/10 gbar Customer review, 6th March 2017
When doom stalwarts Cathedral threw in the towel back in 2013, they left behind a legacy of crunching tunes and hard rocking grooves. It had been 24 years since their formation, and their morbid tales originated with a self-published tape bearing the title 'In Memorium'. This four-track demo featured the vocal talents of ex-Napalm Death frontman Lee Dorrian, as well as Acid Reign’s Gaz Jennings on guitars, both of whom would helm Cathedral until its final breath. In 1999 the debut was repackaged as In Memoriam, on Dorrian’s own Rise Above Records, adding five live cuts from the band’s early days. With Cathedral now a thing of the past, this 25th-anniversary reissue is fitting both in name and content, providing another gaze towards where it all began.
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