Orchid - The Mouths Of Madness


8.2 | 42 votes |
Release date: 26 April 2013
Style: Doom metal

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01. Mouths Of Madness
02. Marching Dogs Of War
03. Silent One
04. Nomad
05. Mountains Of Steel
06. Leaving It All Behind
07. Loving Hand Of God
08. Wizard Of War
09. See You On The Other Side

Line-up
Theo Mindell - vocals, keyboards, percussion
Mark Thomas Baker - guitars
Keith Nickel - bass
Carter Kennedy - drums

Session musicians
Will Storkson - keyboards, percussion

Additional info
Limited edition comes as a digipack with the CD in vinyl-look and with an additional patch.
No bonus tracks.

Recorded at:
Hyde St. Studios, San Francisco, California,
Laughing Tiger Studios, San Rafael, California,
Capricorn Studios, Novato, California.

Produced and mixed by Theo Mitchell and Will Storkson.
Engineered by Will Storkson.
Mastered by Richard Whittaker for FX Mastering, London, UK.

Original artwork by Theo Mitchell.

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23.04.2013 - 19:22
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
A very pleasant listen.
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29.04.2013 - 00:29
IronAngel
Hard to say anything inspired about this album. Really enjoyable and high quality, as was to be expected. Not really much has happened since the first EP, stylistically, but not much needed to happen either. It boils down to whether you like the songs more or not. I haven't listened to any of their releases enough to make educated statements about that. I bet I'm going to listen to this a lot in the months to come, but it's hard to give full appreciation to something so caught up in its choice of expression.

The cover is fucking ugly and unnecessarily retro, though.
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01.05.2013 - 05:22
Rulatore
Written by IronAngel on 29.04.2013 at 00:29

unnecessarily retro

So is the music
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02.05.2013 - 20:03
IronAngel
Written by Rulatore on 01.05.2013 at 05:22

Written by IronAngel on 29.04.2013 at 00:29

unnecessarily retro

So is the music


I wouldn't necessarily say that. It's blatantly old-school and derivative, sure. But it also feels pretty sincere; they're playing the music they love and doing it well. That ugly cover implies they're intentionally (ironically?) retro, at least to me.

Dunno, I just think it looks bad. Their previous ones were pretty effective, if unoriginal.
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07.06.2013 - 22:08
AtrumHiberna
Good but... I don't know. There's too much Sabbath reap off in this album. I mean, their 1st album resembled Black Sabbath as well, but there was no reap off whereas in this album there are songs that have the riffs from songs like paranoid and symptom of the universe with just one or two notes changed.
Overall good effort though, but weaker than the 1st one and the two EPs
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This is my worship, this is my path...
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18.09.2013 - 01:39
Rating: 9
onedh
Written by IronAngel on 29.04.2013 at 00:29

Hard to say anything inspired about this album. Really enjoyable and high quality, as was to be expected. Not really much has happened since the first EP, stylistically, but not much needed to happen either. It boils down to whether you like the songs more or not. I haven't listened to any of their releases enough to make educated statements about that. I bet I'm going to listen to this a lot in the months to come, but it's hard to give full appreciation to something so caught up in its choice of expression.

The cover is fucking ugly and unnecessarily retro, though.


I think the cover is great!
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10.06.2014 - 05:58
Rating: 7
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Nice album, but, as it have already been mentioned, it sounds a bit too much like Sabbath (especially in vocal department). Other than that, it has some really good songs and some that are more mediocre.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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