The Ethereal Mirror

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The Ethereal Mirror
Studio album by Cathedral
Released 1 February 1993
Recorded 1993 at The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire, England
Genre Heavy metal, doom metal
Length 54:20
Label Earache (UK)
Columbia (US)
Producer David Bianco
Cathedral chronology
Forest of Equilibrium
(1991)
Ethereal Mirror
(1993)
Statik Majik
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Sound (2009) 9/10 stars[2]

The Ethereal Mirror is the second full-length album by British doom metal band Cathedral. Released in 1993, this album sees the band experiment a wider scale of sound than on their debut album Forest of Equilibrium. The songs are not as doom-laden and grinding as on the first album. Some of the songs contain the first hints of a musical change, which led to embracing stoner rock style on later records. It was re-issued in 2009 with a bonus disc and the DVD Ethereal Reflections.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Violet Vortex (Intro)" – 1:54
  2. "Ride" – 4:47
  3. "Enter the Worms" – 6:07
  4. "Midnight Mountain" – 4:55
  5. "Fountain of Innocence" – 7:12
  6. "Grim Luxuria" – 4:47
  7. "Jaded Entity" – 7:53
  8. "Ashes You Leave" – 6:21
  9. "Phantasmagoria" – 8:42
  10. "Imprisoned in Flesh" – 1:44

1996 CD re-issue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Sky Lifter"
  2. "A Funeral Request" (New 1993 Version)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Kerswell, Ronnie (June 2009). "Cathedral – The Ethereal Mirror." Rock Sound (123): 84.
  3. ^ "Cathedral: 'The Ethereal Mirror' Reissue Details Revealed." Blabbermouth.net. May 30, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009.