Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Doom Metal | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Nuclear Blast | Autor: MB
Shortly before the real Black Sabbath will appear on the scene again with "13", the San Francisco Doomer Orchid (named after the "Masters Of Reality" instrumental) will authentically revive the spirit of the early masterpieces of Iommi, Osbourne and Co. Nevertheless, one should not make the mistake of dismissing the grumpy, odd retro quartet as a mere copy. Because on their second album "Mouths Of Madness" Orchid, for example, present considerably more psychedelic elements. To compare individual songs with their legendary role models at this point would not do justice to the infectious freshness of the band anyway. In addition, Orchid have Theo Mindell, an outstanding frontman in their ranks, who swims more and more free in the intersection of Eric Wagner (Trouble), Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P.) and Ozzy. Dark and heavy Orchid drag their parish down into the abysses of darkness in an unstoppable reef lava flow. "Mouths Of Madness" is a festival for purist slow-motion rockers, the consequent continuation of what Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Trouble or Pentagram have exemplified.
Top track: Mouths Of Madness