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San Francisco-based doom rockers Orchid established their reputation early with 2009’s release of their first EP, Through The Devil’s Doorway. The EP quickly received first-rate reviews around the world naming it an ingenious debut for a band with an auspicious future. Shortly after the release of Through The Devil’s Doorway, Orchid began working on their full length album, Capricorn, which was released in 2011. The quartet around charismatic lead singer Theo Mindell and his fascinating, psychedelic vocals were the new darlings of the retro heavy rock scene.
Taking into consideration that the Californian quintet had obviously already found its formula for success, one could have expected them to play save by fully maintaining the first record’s course. However, when giving Orchird’s sophomore release The Mouths Of Madness a spin for the first time, one will immediately realize that it embodies anything but stagnation. Carrying their 70s-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.