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Capricorn

February 15, 2011

$8.91
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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Eyes Behind The Wall
7:13
2
Capricorn
4:40
3
Black Funeral
6:28
4
Masters Of It All
6:37
5
Down Into The Earth
6:24
6
He Who Walks Alone
6:49
7
Cosmonaut Of Three
5:44
8
Electric Father
7:19
9
Albatross
5:54

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 15, 2011
  • Label: The Church Within
  • Copyright: 2011 The Church Within
  • Total Length: 57:08
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  • ASIN: B004N4IHU4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,822 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The missing 70's Sabbath album! December 8, 2011
Format:Audio CD
A perfect blend of Sabbath like metal that gets better with every listen. Highly recommended if you like mid 70's Sabbath or just metal / hard rock in general.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sabbath reborn!!! May 7, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
There's a lot of rumbling on the internet about these guys being Black Sabbath knockoffs and you know what? They are, but who cares? I've got some news for you...Black Sabbath is done, over, no more--which sucks, but is nonetheless the truth. So why not let some fresh new band come out and take the ball and run with it? Orchid do that and then some. At the same time, calling them Black Sabbath Part 2 isn't fair either. This album kicks so much a$$ it isn't believable--and Orchid's talent is undeniable. They not only take Sabbath's essence, but breath new life into Doom/Stoner metal and MAN-O-MAN are their songs catchy! Powerful riffs, killer vocals and huge choruses that will stick with you. Black Sabbath is my favorite band of all time, and now Orchid is my favorite new band...the circle continues.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Capricorn" is a notable first full length September 30, 2012
Format:Audio CD
The minute you listen to the opening track on Orchid's debut full-length album, you are instantly immersed in it. Capricorn, which clocks in at just about an hour of Sabbath-Style, psychedelic doom, is bound to take its listeners on quite the journey. There is no lack of head-bangin, thick guitar riffs, catchy vocal lines, rolling bass lines and solid drum grooves. Production of this album should be duly noted as it captures all the sounds, tones and nuances of a 70's-style album.

One might find it is best to experience this album on vinyl while chilling in front of two big ol' speakers from their stereo or grab it in a more compact form and crank this while driving at night down a dark, tree filled road trip out into the unknown.

With a debut album that contains such hard-hitting, catchy, yet sophisticated tunes, it will be memorable and exciting for their audience to experience this band's as their sound evolves through the years.

Here's a summary of the tracks with brief descriptions:

Eyes Behind the Wall- The album opens with a song containing a classic, thick-sounding guitar riff, tight rhythm section and soaring vocals. Once the vocals come in, sit back and get ready for the ride.

Capricorn-The title track kicks in with some great head banging hits before it slumps the listener into a slinky verse that is bound to make the user snap their neck back from the rhythm section's hypnotic groove.

Black Funeral- Opening with a nice warm bassline, "Black Funeral" is dark, psychedelic and mellow until about four minutes in where it slams into an ass kickin', rockin' outro.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I was first turned on to this band from their current album, "The Mouths of Madness". Reviews compared that great sound to this album so I had to track it down until I finally found one in Belgium of all places. I'm so glad I did. If you like the sound of early Black Sabbath, you will like this band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sabbath fans will dig this February 7, 2014
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Having purchased "Mouths of Madness", Orchid's second CD and liking it, I ordered "Capricorn", their full length debut and although I was disappointed that it took so long to get to my home via Switzerland ?!, it was worth the wait.
In this musical world full of derivatives, doom metal sprang up in the wake of the almighty Black Sabbath, with hundreds of bands achieving various degrees of success in paying homage to the original masters of dark and heavy music. Orchid are no exception, and are unabashedly Sabbath clones, but they get away with it because they happen to take the Sabbath recipe and mix it up just enough to give the listener an idea of what the first several classic Sabbath albums may have been like had a slight creative decision gone one way instead of the other.
Theo Mindell handles the vocals, and he doesn't sound much like Ozzy, which would make it too close for comfort. Rather, his is a yelp that doesn't really resemble anybody, but definitely belongs in the '70's era, where vocalists had their own voices, unlike today where so many just grunt and scream. The main weapon in Orchid is guitarist Mark Baker, who channels Tony Iommi eerily, and recalls the primitive tone of the first couple of albums and adds enough chops of his own to make the music rock.
No single track has grabbed me yet - overall, it's just a damn good throwback to the first heavy bands of the early '70's and a delight to hear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is where it's at! November 14, 2013
By Deimos
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an awesome release. If you love classic Sabbath then you will love these guys as they have broken the Sabbath code to amazing riffs, vocals, lyrics and flow of great 70's metal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars That dude's voice is phenominal: October 22, 2013
By Dean
Format:Audio CD
And on a few of the songs he has the same vocal temperment as Ozzy did back in the early days and if I am not mistaken didn't Sabbath do a song called Orchid but I love that low down doomy sound that comes across. Can't afford to get this now but I will get it eventually.
Love to play this type stuff in my car in order to piss the Christian zealots off.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good August 15, 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Good album, very Sabbath like, I can not tell different. The slow metal is amazing and full of seventies references, goos art too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars grate music
grate music with a retro sound a very cool listen
if you like classic hevey metal rock i would recomend
Published 10 months ago by wulf
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
If you like warm sounding thick guitars played thru fat tubes then get this album. I think its a compliment to be compared to old Black Sabbath. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Alexander J. Broskey
4.0 out of 5 stars MY WAY COOL NEW STEP DAD
Far out....groovy, man. . I love you sweet leaf. I only listen for medicinal purposes, I swear.

As far as the music is concerned, there's not much to be said. Read more
Published 11 months ago by ACRIMONIOUS
5.0 out of 5 stars When is the next one coming? This is phenomenal.
If you like Black Sabbath, with Ozzy or Dio, you'll love this. The singer in this band is a cross between the two and he is superb. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Opinion Nobody Asked You To Agree With
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
It is so nice to here this type of music . That sounds so old school , some may think has been lost . If you enjoy the deep sounds of old school heavy metal this is for you . Read more
Published 13 months ago by 1Greenmonster
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING ALBUM!
This is one of my favorite albums by far top 10 on my list also making Orchid my new favorite band. Their sound is pure Black Sabbath Doom done perfectly. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Laura L. Samarripa
5.0 out of 5 stars How doom should be done! (for fans of Sabbath,Sword)
I just discovered these guys about a week ago,and I've been HOOKED ever since.Like everyone else is saying,YES-it is like Sabbath,which is a GREAT thing! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mick Schnabel
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