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Symphonic Prog

3.78 | 169 ratings

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4 stars Not to be mistaken by either the metal band or the 90's Neo prog act both with same name, this was an American original and one not to be missed. "Stained Glass Stories" unfortunately was their only release and to only have had one album released is pure criminal as this album is fantastic. CATHEDRAL blend fat bass riffs (aka Chris Squire) with some heavy mellotron use creating a progressive yet slightly aggressive sound reminiscent of a cross of ANGLAGARD, FIREBALLET, and YES. With lead vocals by a rather theatrically plain sounding Paul Seal (nothing bad.just sounds plain) the members surrounding manage to create a huge wall of delicate sounds. The album was re-released by Greg Walker in the 90's by Syn-Phonic and I must say that the sound quality is for me quite awesome in contrast with nice heavy Taurus bass pedal work and acoustic guitar separation. The album is loaded with both lush Mellotron sweeps and deep bass Rickenbacker work which makes this album rank for me as one of Unger's favourites from the 70's USA scene.
loserboy | 4/5 |


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