Monday, 17 October 2011

The House of Capricorn – In the Devils Days

The House of Capricorn, from Auckland New Zealand, on their second full length release “In the Devils Days” on Swamps of One Tree Hill, have come up with a collection of tunes that vary in mood, tempo and humour to the extent that they could have been in danger of appearing schizophrenic. What is on offer here, however, is a range of styles and textures that demand the time to adjust, but do overall repay the time spent, with interest.  Tracks such as “Veils” and “Les Innocents” have a slower, arcane doom laden feel, whereas “Arcane Delve”, ironically, is a straight forward acoustic vignette that, although infused with a doom sensibility, provides gentle reprieve......

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