Oct 20, 2011
Cathedral – Supernatural Birth Machine ...
This album had a hit with a video in ‘Stained Glass Horizon’. A song that is heavily Sabbath influenced yet surprisingly original. The song that should have been a hit was ‘Cyclops Revolution’. As always, Lee’s strange lyrics only add to the spaced out vibe of this release. There are two different versions of this album: the American (with a band picture on the cover) and the Japanese (with their trademarked stoned out art work and a bonus track.).
The main downside to this album is that it's boring and doesn't go anywhere. Even the songs that qualify as good seem to be missing something. Maybe this is why the band calls this album a miss? According to Lee, the band had been dealing with a major label at this point in their career and said label didn't really know what to do with them (big surprise). This album was more or less thrown together without much thought and it shows. In the end the question you must ask yourself is "Is this worth owning?” As usual, the answer is "yes" if you're a fan of the band or generic stoner/Doom and "no" if you're not one of the aforementioned. This gets a 5.5/10. Not the best but way better than 'The Guessing Game'.
Cathedral Official Site