The Last Spire - Cathedral
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  • Summary: This is the final release for the British doom metal band.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 17, 2013
    90
    The Last Spire, their tenth and last release, combines all that the legends do well: snail-paced doom, upbeat Sabbath stoner rock and craggly sludge.
  2. May 17, 2013
    80
    The Last Spire is the sound of Cathedral going out on a high. [27 Apr 2013, p.55]
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    This suite of songs, from Infestation Of Grey Death and Tower Of Silence to The Last Laugh, sets out Cathedral’s stall once and for all: a metal band whose palette of influences made their songs more than merely headbanging opportunities.
  4. May 17, 2013
    75
    These eight tracks serve as a swift, sinister reminder of why Cathedral mattered at the start and why they intrigued for so many years in the middle.
  5. May 21, 2013
    60
    The record is blemished with a wee bit of repetitiveness, but those that have stuck by this band through some of their lower artistic periods will find relief in the same, knowing all too well that it could be worse.
  6. May 17, 2013
    40
    It's a mess, characteristically dark but the riffs are scruffy and their once-mesmerising power is gone. [May 2013, p.99]