For reasons beyond my comprehension this German six piece band is being lumped in with Graveyard and Witchcraft. Yes this is a retro sounding band and hard rock is one of their primary influences and yes there is an occult theme running through the album. I hear much more of a 70s hard rock sound. Think in terms of Uriah Heep, Lucifer's Friend and Deep Purple but also some undercurrents of bands like The Devil's Blood. There is Iommi-type riffing that turns up so I guess that's the Sabs influence and the connection to those Swedish bands. I'm digging the swirling organ sounds.
"Orcus Chylde are a band with a sound that is very hard to categorize. Parts Doom, Pysch, Prog Rock, Proto-Metal mixed in with a delicious 70's Occult Rock feel.
They are part of the new breed of Doom Rock/Metal that is starting to make waves through the rock world. They have just released their astonishing debut S/T Debut album. An 8 song and 48 minute blast of out of this world psychedelic riffs.
The album is expertly produced and played by everyone involved.
If your a fan of 70's Hard Rock Bands such as Led Zep, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple then your going to love this. It takes the music from that era but adds some cool modern Doom Rock riffs to truly stand out from the crowd.
This album feels like a greatest hits collection of this great band rather than their debut album. All of the songs are great especially - The Day The Seventh Angel Came, Valley Of Thorns, Over The Frozen Rivers.
All showing what this great band does so well. Paying homage to great bands past and present but putting their own spin on things. Such as the sublime vocals of vocalist Tobias and the Organs. The organs add a dream like quality to their music. Some times unsettling but altogether original and fucking superb.
This album is receiving a whole lot of praise all over the place. And rightly it should. As it's Orcus Chylde's callling card to the world of Hard Rock/Doom Metal that a truly important band has arrived on the scene. And that they are here to stay for a long, long time.
Long May It Continue. An outstanding album by a great band from our German Brothers.
If you want a truly operatic theatrical doom rock/metal album full of original ideas and riffs then I recommend you check this excellent band now. You would be mad to miss out this excellent album." - The Sludgelord Blog