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Forest of Equilibrium

Cathedral

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
December 6th, 1991
Catalog ID:
MOSH43CD
Label:
Earache Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 90%)
1. Picture of Beauty & Innocence (Intro) / Comiserating the Celebration 11:15   Show lyrics
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2. Ebony Tears 07:45   Show lyrics
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3. Serpent Eve 07:40   Show lyrics
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4. Soul Sacrifice 02:55   Show lyrics
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5. A Funeral Request 09:17   Show lyrics
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6. Equilibrium 06:07   Show lyrics
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7. Reaching Happiness, Touching Pain 09:10   Show lyrics
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Band members
Lee Dorrian Vocals, effects
Mike Smail Drums
Mark Griffiths Bass
Adam Lehan Electric & acoustic guitars
Gaz Jennings Guitars
Guest/Session
Reverend Wolski Keyboards
Helen Acreman Flute
Miscellaneous staff
Tom Warner Layout (2009 re-release)
P.B.L. Producer, Mixing
J. Barry Layout
Jason Tilley Photography
Mark Tempest Engineering
Lee Dorrian Mixing
Gaz Jennings Mixing
Dave Patchett Cover Art
Shawn Joseph Re-mastering
Lee Dorrian Vocals, effects
Mike Smail Drums
Mark Griffiths Bass
Adam Lehan Electric & acoustic guitars
Gaz Jennings Guitars
Reverend Wolski Keyboards
Helen Acreman Flute
Tom Warner Layout (2009 re-release)
P.B.L. Producer, Mixing
J. Barry Layout
Jason Tilley Photography
Mark Tempest Engineering
Lee Dorrian Mixing
Gaz Jennings Mixing
Dave Patchett Cover Art
Shawn Joseph Re-mastering
Read The only pleasure is pain 100% mad_submarine September 13th, 2013
Read Godlike 100% TheEndIsNigh August 27th, 2012
Read Active Nihilism Achieved... 95% hippie_holocaust November 8th, 2011
Read Reaching Hppiness, Touching... 98% embryo3012 July 7th, 2010
Read The long face of cheerlessness 58% autothrall May 13th, 2010
Read sorry guys, it just isn't... 68% stonetotem May 7th, 2009
Read Earthy, rich and... 99% balbulus July 13th, 2008
Read Guys, There’s Some Lentils... 92% Acrobat May 25th, 2008
Read A great album that promises... 93% NausikaDalazBlindaz November 7th, 2007
Read The birth of doom-death 98% morbert October 11th, 2007
Read Doom's Second Wave Begins Here 90% brocashelm April 20th, 2006

Recorded at Workshop Studios, Redditch, between July and August in 1991.
Produced and mixed by PBL, assisted by Lee Dorian and Gary Jennings.
Engineered by Mark Tempest
Tape Op: The Wizard
Sleeve artist: Dave Patchett
Photos: Jason Tilley
Layout: J. Barry

European release date: February 25th, 1992.

Re-released as a Dualdisc in 2009 with "Soul Sacrifice" EP as a bonus disc. The DVD side of the Dualdisc contains 'Return to the Forest', a 40 min documentary with key original band members, filmed in Coventry in 2009, and also featuring interviews with infamous cover artist Dave Patchett, and is an in depth exploration of the formation of Cathedral, the recording of "Forest of Equilibrium" and the impact of the record on the metal scene. It is divided in chapters:
01. Lee & Napalm
02. Getting Together
03. Inspirations
04. Choosing a Name
05. The Artwork
06. Early Shows
07. Speed
08. The Start of Something
09. Getting Signed
10. Ebony Tears Music Video

The cover shown on the right is actually half the actual album artwork.

According to artist Dave Patchett, the artwork, when seen in full, has a "dark" and a "light" side, with an asexual "hero character" appearing at ease in both.
Frontman Lee Dorrian's interpretation of it is of a life without religion, where you have to take both the good and bad and make the choices for yourself.

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Barcode: 5018615104322

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