12 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Two members of the Canadian retro-metal trio Cauldron hail from the now-defunct band Goat Horn, whose final recording, Threatening Force, leaned less on palm-muted riffs and more on dexterous guitar leads. Cauldron's third studio full-length, Tomorrow’s Lost, finds the band creating its own branch of the metal tree by contrasting '80s thrash with a finesse in musicianship harvested from New Wave of British Heavy Metal. “End of Time” opens with distorted riffs blasting over galloping rhythms, as Jason Decay sings in a menacing tenor before Ian Chain ignites the fretboard with shredding reminiscent of early Metallica and Dokken records. With a hard rock boogie that initially recalls “Strutter” by KISS, “Born to Struggle” could be renamed “Born to Strut.” But as soon as Decay’s vocals come in, he drives the melody toward a more sinister realm with dark notes and foreboding minor chords. At five minutes and 27 seconds, “Summoned to Succumb” is the longest song here. It boasts the album’s most complex arrangements, with intricate guitar work and catchy melodies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Two members of the Canadian retro-metal trio Cauldron hail from the now-defunct band Goat Horn, whose final recording, Threatening Force, leaned less on palm-muted riffs and more on dexterous guitar leads. Cauldron's third studio full-length, Tomorrow’s Lost, finds the band creating its own branch of the metal tree by contrasting '80s thrash with a finesse in musicianship harvested from New Wave of British Heavy Metal. “End of Time” opens with distorted riffs blasting over galloping rhythms, as Jason Decay sings in a menacing tenor before Ian Chain ignites the fretboard with shredding reminiscent of early Metallica and Dokken records. With a hard rock boogie that initially recalls “Strutter” by KISS, “Born to Struggle” could be renamed “Born to Strut.” But as soon as Decay’s vocals come in, he drives the melody toward a more sinister realm with dark notes and foreboding minor chords. At five minutes and 27 seconds, “Summoned to Succumb” is the longest song here. It boasts the album’s most complex arrangements, with intricate guitar work and catchy melodies.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

thomas_ripley ,

Here here

I think @RealDealHaidi said it best: it's a disappointing album because it's lifeless, not because the songs are bad. They're actually good tunes; everyone playing them just sounds bored. Shame. Cauldron is normally a great band.

Boris_Deyanov ,

Truly great.

I don't understand why every die-hard metal fanboy wants just speed and aggression. With this album, Cauldron, shaped up and pulled their most original work ever IMO. The lack of speed is a breath of fresh air; seems like every NWoTHM band is making just fast, useless, and unoriginal music. In a way this album is more concept orientated; compared to their last two albums (which I just seem to get lost, as if every song is in a compilation album). This album displays an array of emotions, colors and melody which Cauldron have tamed and exploited to the fullest.

Klondike 5 ,

Cauldron Still Rocking It!

This is Cauldron's third album, and I personally think it is a good one. It's not quite as catchy as "Burning Fortune", their last album; but it doesn't disappoint. Unlike their last two albums, there is a lot more variety in each song on this release. Some songs are super fast (Burning Fortune), some are a little slowed down, but still good.

Highly reccomend this one for any fans of true metal!

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