Cathedral – The VIIth Coming (2002)

The 7th Coming possesses a strange duality in that it is both underrated and also somewhat mediocre. It takes the heaviness that the band brought back on Endtyme and then mixed in some of the more “totally cosmic, bro” vibes that the band had on Supernatural Birth Machine etc.

I will say that the production here is a bit better than Endtyme, with Kit Woolven back on engineering duties. Kit (RIP) and Cathedral are a fantastic match, he brings a much needed clarity to the muddy bogs of mid-paced groovy doom metal, which definitely gives this record its edge and stops it from becoming Endtyme II (which wouldn’t be a bad thing, just a touch stagnant).