- Audio CD (24 Jun. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Explicit Lyrics
- Label: EMI
- ASIN: B0000241RE
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- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Forest of Equilibrium Explicit Lyrics
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Whilst this is no bad thing in and of itself, it was nevertheless heartening to see the band totally surprise everyone on the release of their first full-length album by producing the most remarkable slab of doom ever to see the light of day. Or should that be 'dark of an overcast, rainy evening' - because this is most certainly the most foreboding music you will ever hear. From the deceptively happy intro (never, with the possible exception of Morbid Angel's 'Leading The rats' from their superlative 'Blessed Are The Sick' album, have flutes sounded so uneasy) to the utterly atonal and disharmonic outro of the cheerily-titled 'Reaching Happiness, Touching Pain', Cathedral want us to know that, not only are they unhappy, they are in absolute torment. It is never made clear exactly why this should be so, but the listener is left in no doubt that it is a fact.
Nothing illustrates Cathedral's misery better than Lee Dorrian's 'vocals'. The inverted commas are there for a reason folks, as this isn't so much singing as the guttural outpourings of a man who is actually being physically tortured as he vomits forth a stream of grief-stricken howls. At times it is possible to believe that the man has actually died and had his last breaths committed to vinyl. For most music, obviously, this would be a little bit of a problem.Read more ›
Alongside Godflesh's 1989 album 'Streetcleaner' and any of the first three albums by Burzum, Forest of Equilibrium is to my mind a true classic not only of 'heavy metal', but music as a whole. If you haven't heard it and like alternative music then I suggest doing so, but steer clear of the albums that followed, where Cathedral started wearing purple flares and dancing in a very odd and funky way.
Cathedral in 1991 made the kind of unholy, extraordinarily effed up racket that could only come from men who spent their whole time drinking special brew and getting high (which indeed was Lee's favourite past time till around 1995). Believe me, this is a rather a unsettling listen; the quirky sense of melody, the muddy yet entrancing production and the rather institution worthy vocal performance. Everything here is designed to suffocate...there is no way out of the forest, one must perhaps befriend the troglodyte figures who inhabit it and be prepared to overlook their lack of social graces as they may well be your future husband/wife. Atmosphere, by George, this album has it, performance and production can be rendered rather unnecessary to analyse when they all amount to this audio asphyxiation. Was it the birth of death doom? Well, I've heard of both those words in singular form but the term means nothing to me...and `Forest of Equilibrium' stands on its own, nothing of this sort was going on in the early 1990s, sure their was doom metal but did it make me think of night time forests and giant mushrooms? Great Scott, it did not.
That said, the idea of traditional song writing has not been completely eschewed.Read more ›
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Best Doom metal album ever made the melancholy atmosphere on this has never been matched pure misery and despair this is essential the band never touched this after and most folk... Read morePublished 2 months ago by devondragon
I aint a lemon,i know that doom is meant to be slow and heavy and i appreciate doom in that regard but this is too slow for its own good,it is a very deliberate ploy of course... Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 2008 by sean paul mccann
i have to say this is the best doom album ever, and was absolutely groundbreaking on it's release when most bands were playing death metal. Read morePublished on 16 April 2004 by N W.