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Cathedral: Supernatural Birth Machine
Doom Metal, Stoner Metal
Earache Records
November 12th, 1996
Release length: 57:57
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Supernatural Birth Machine is one Cathedral album that is usually looked down upon, even by the band themselves. But the real question here is whether or not this album is as bad as it’s reputation gives it? A lot of times, artists are just never happy with their work, so can this be the case here?

The release is definitely more of a doom album. Much of the music on this release could be compared to a somewhat heavier Black Sabbath, which isn’t a bad thing at all. With the exception of the very random, and very short song “Cybertron 71/Eternal Countdown”, much of the album is actually enjoyable musically, but not as enjoyable vocally. While tracks like “Cyclops Revolution” kick major ass with very suiting vocals and excellent guitar solos, “Urko’s Conquest” and possibly “Stained Glass Horion” may turn you off right from the start with vocals that just sound tone deaf. You can also look forward to that with “Fireball Demon” which is catchy, but feels more like it’s a filler song then anything.

It seems that the longer tracks on this release are the most impressive. While “Birth Machine 2000” sounds well thought out and is catchy enough to make you want to listen to it from the start, the shorter tracks “Fireball Demon”, “Phaser Quest”, and “Suicide Steroid” are just rather boring. “Dragon Ryder 13” is the exception to this rule, being a somewhat longer song, but sounding more like a filler track. “Phaser Quest” does have it’s moments, however, but some of the vocal work on it gets irritating, and the lyrics are a little on the lame side compared to, say, “Cyclops Revolution”. And we cannot forget the horrific shout (if that’s what it is) that kicks off “Magnetic Hole”.

While the album is nowhere near as bad as everyone makes it out to be, it’s only the longer songs on this release that seem to really grab you. You can probably find this release dirt cheap used on-line and in the bargain bins at this point, and there are five songs on here worth checking out. As far as buying a brand new copy of it goes, why not see if your friends have Supernatural Birth Machine and give it a listen before you shovel out at that hard earned cash.

01. Cybertron 71/Eternal Countdown – 1:16
02. Urko’s Conquest – 4:02
03. Stained Glass Horizon – 5:29
04. Cyclops Revolution – 7:07
05. Birth Machine 2000 – 8:59
06. Nightmare Castle – 6:31
07. Fireball Demon – 4:12
08. Phaser Quest – 3:42
09. Suicide Steroid – 4:13
10. Dragon Ryder 13 – 5:52
11. Magnetic Hole – 6:32
Overall Score: 4.5/10
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Physical review copy of this release provided by personal funds.