I've been a fan of Cathedral since I heard their first album back in the early 90's. They've done some great classic records and a couple of pretty patchy ones too but any opportunity to own a new piece of vinyl and I'm there. This opportunity came up recently when I bought a bunch of doom metal 7"s off somebody I know. The cream of the crop for me me was this 7" which was released by southern lord back in 2001.
I love this 7" for a number of reasons besides the two songs which are awesome and are Cathedral doing what they do best. First up on the front and back cover is a picture from one of my all time Spanish horror films 'Tombs of the blind dead'. These skeletal fiends in the pic are known as the Templars and this film and it's sequels are amazing. I urge you to check them out if you love creepy 70's Euro-horror.
Also sweetening the package even further this is on beautiful gold vinyl (limited to 100). After acquiring I've learned there is a blue vinyl also limited to 100. Since I own the regular black vinyl it makes sense to chase after a copy of that. The fun never ends.
I know I don't post on here much these days so it's always sweeter that whenever I do that it's a big item that's been on my wants list forever. This is one I've let slide over the years and it's increased in value. If I had bit the bullet years ago it would have been cheaper but I'm not grumbling especially since this copy is mint. Quite something for a record that came out in 1985 on Icarus records.
This is classic raw and in your face NYHC long before the likes of Biohazard and 25 ta life came along and made it a dirty term. This was the first release from the band that featured Armand from Sick of it all and would go on to do two albums (the classic'my rage' and the awesome but more metallic 'under my skin')
Bloody awful cover art though...but that still doesn't stop me being stoked to finally add this to my collection. It reminds me how much I still love 80's NYHC.