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Album: Cathedral – The Last Spire

May 6th, 2013

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Cathedral
The Last Spire
Rise Above Records
29 April 2013

by Rob McAuslan

Lee Dorrian’s Cathedral are a British metal institution, or at least they were; The Last Spire sees the end of one of our all-time great bands. This is it folks, there are no gigs to support this record whatsoever. There was a lot of talk at the band’s final live shows about what this album would sound like, and even whether the band would release it at all. Those of you hoping for a return to the sequinned flares and mirrorballs of the ‘Midnight Mountain’-era, and there were definitely some of you, will feel a little let-down by this.

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Sunday Slaylist: Gone but not forgotten (2012 edition)

December 9th, 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten 2012 Thrash Hits

With the year beginning to draw to a close, and with only a bare handful os Sundays left for 2012 Slaylists, this week we’re turning out attention to those we’ve lost in 2012. We’re talking about the bands that have either broken up or gone on hiatus, as well as the more serious subject of musicians who sadly died at some point over the last 12 months.

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Album: Pilgrim – Misery Wizard

January 27th, 2012

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Pilgrim
Misery Wizard
Poison Tongue/Metal Blade
14 February 2012

by Tom Dare

While music obviously needs bands capable of doing radically new, different things, it also needs bands that refine existing styles and add their own voice. Pilgrim fall into the latter category – they’re not going to spawn an entire new sound, but they are going to deafen, hypnotise and bewitch you in short order.

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