THE HOUSE OF CAPRICORN: In The Devil’s Days
By Ania Glowacz
It’s billed as “an album of apocalyptic devil rock”,and I couldn’t have put it better. House Of Capricorn have forged their own niche within the so-called stoner rock/metal community and have done themselves proud with this follow up to their 2010 debut release ‘Sign Of The Cloven Hoof’. It comes in strong with All Hail To The Netherworld, and thereafter holds you firmly in its grip, thematically and musically. The band is Marko Pavlovic (vocals), Amy Holifield (bass), Mickey Rothwell (drums) and Scott Blomfield on guitar. They have attempted something epic – that is also subtle on a grand scale – and managed to achieve it. This is a brilliant album, heavily Sabbath-influenced whilst adding plenty of new to the mix. Well recorded, totally controlled, thematically linked and cleverly executed by all parties. All of that plus a very nicely packaged CD, you’re looking at something of unique beauty. Heavy, gothic, sometimes ominous, driving and dramatic, sludgy yet poetic… the adjectives just flow on and on. This album comes with the devil’s promise to bring light into your dark. Believe it.