Review: ORCHID 'The Mouths of Madness'

Line up: Theo Mindell | vocals Mark Thomas Baker | guitar Keith Nickel | bass Carter Kennedy | drums

This San Fransico Quintet have built up a large European following since the release of the debut EP ‘Through the Devils Doorway’. Bring yourselves up to 2013 quickly, and this release of ‘The Mouth Of Madness’. The first thing that becomes apparent when you listen to the album is the retro doom metal feel vibe coming from the early ‘70’s. Mixed with Theo Mindell’s apparent psychedelic vocals. Is a unique vibe against the backdrop of todays music genres. ‘Rock Hard Italy’ have given a truly high estime of ‘The True Heir of Black Sabbath’. What is apparent is that the band have found a formula that is highly successive and have got something about the. According to Nuclear Blast, the label for the band ORCHID Carry their 70’s-doom-hard-rock vibe to a new level of intensity and adding new facets to the work of art, ORCHID haves succeeded in staying true to their roots while refining their trademark sound at the same time.

I have to be honest, I can get the feel for the album, but it doesn’t captivate me on first listen. But then again, I never got the full appeal of Black Sabbath either. As I have always said I would give my honest opinions, but if you understood the hype surrounding Black Sabbath you will find this band to be great addition to your lives. So check it out and let me know what you guys think.

Tracklist: 1. Mouths Of Madness 5:50 2. Marching Dogs Of War 5:28 3. Silent One 7:25 4. Nomad 6:21 5. Mountains Of Steel 6:56 6. Leaving It All Behind 7:19 7. Loving Hand Of God 6:09 8. Wizard Of War 3:18 9. See You On The Other Side 7:15

I have to give the album 6/10

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