Cathedral "In Memoriam" CD/DVD

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As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self-financed cassette recording by Cathedral - made available in October 1990 - was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to Reverend Bizarre.
Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, "In Memoriam" still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, "Forest Of Equilibrium", has a sombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own - but 'In Memoriam' has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent. Creepy, cryptic and bowel-looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form. At the beginning of the new decade, it was really only Cathedral who were proud to assert the influence of true doom metal - a perennially unfashionable genre, but especially in a turn-of-the-decade metal scene so obsessed with speed, technicality, brutality and modernity.

Demo 1990
1. Mourning of a New Day
2. All Your Sins
3. Ebony Tears
4. March
Live Holland/Belgium 1991
5. Comiserating the Celebration
6. Ebony Tears
7. Neophytes For Serpent Eve
8. All Your Sins
9. Mourning of a New Day

Bonus DVD (RISECDDVD193 edition only!)
Live in Groningen (NL) May 1st 1991
1. Comiserating the Celebration
2. Ebony Tears
3. Neophytes For Serpent Eve
4. All Your Sins
5. Mourning of a New Day