Black Capricorn are a band from Italy that plays a psychedelic form of doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Cult Of Black Friars" which was released as a joint effort between Stone Stallion Rex and Funeral Industries.
A very psychedelic and avant garde sound starts off the album and also mixes in with the heavy doom metal parts that kick in a few seconds later and after the intro bells are brought onto the recording giving the album a ritualistic feeling while also continuing to expand on the heavy doom metal from the intro.
You can hear a great amount of the darker side of 70's rock in the bands musical style at times along with the vocals also being all clean singing and having a sound from that era as well and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and at times spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also give the music more of an occult atmosphere.
A great amount of dark and evil elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads the band uses also bring in more of a retro and stoner doom metal vibe to the songs they are utilized on and there are also a couple of instrumentals on the recording while most of the songs have vocals and as the album progresses a trace of folk music and clean playing can be heard at times while the main focus remains more on a heavy style of doom metal.
Black Capricorn plays a style of doom metal that is very heavily rooted in the 70's and 80's and also mixes in a touch of psychedelia and ritualistic elements to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover Occultism, Magick, Mythology, History and Astronomy themes.
In my opinion Black Capricorn are a very great sounding psychedelic doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cult Of Black Friars" "Cat people" and "Arcane Sorcerer. 8/5 out of 10.