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Cathedral – Hopkins The Witchfinder General – Cassette

 

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Cathedral – Hopkins The Witchfinder General – Cassette

Cathedral was formed in 1989 in Coventry, England, by ex-Napalm Death guitarist Lee Dorrian. They quickly gained recognition in the doom metal scene for their distinctive blend of slow, heavy riffs, dark atmospheres, and Dorrian’s unique vocal style, which ranged from deep growls to haunting melodies.

Hopkins The Witchfinder General is a standout album from Cathedral. The album was released in 1995 and is considered a seminal release in the doom metal genre. The song pays homage to Matthew Hopkins, a notorious figure in English history who claimed to have the authority to identify and prosecute witches during the 17th century. Hopkins is commonly referred to as the Witchfinder General due to his infamous role in the witch trials that took place in East Anglia.

The lyrics of Hopkins The Witchfinder General paint a vivid picture of the fear and paranoia surrounding accusations of witchcraft during that time. The slow, crushing riffs and haunting melodies capture the ominous and dark atmosphere that Cathedral is known for. The song showcases the band’s ability to create a sense of doom and unease through their music.

Cathedral’s influence extends beyond their music, as they played a significant role in shaping the doom metal genre and inspiring numerous bands in the years that followed. They released several more albums throughout their career before disbanding in 2013.

If you’re interested in exploring Cathedral’s discography further, I recommend checking out albums like “Forest of Equilibrium,” “The Ethereal Mirror,” and “Caravan Beyond Redemption,” which showcase their unique blend of doom, stoner, and psychedelic elements.

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Song List
1. Spoken Intro / Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)
2. Fire
3. Copper Sunset
4. Purple Wonderland
5. Devils Summit, The

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