The House of Capricorn-In The Devil's Days
Swamps of One Tree Hill
What in the name of all that is holy is up with that record label's name? Anything with "One Tree Hill" in the title is just wrong on so many levels! With that out of the way let's talk about New Zealand's own The House of Capricorn. Formed in 2001 (yes the promo says from "swamps below One Tree Hill", Auckland, New Zealand) these doom/cult rockers would release their first demo in 2005. The demo (The Rivers And The Rain/Old Redhook) was the first sign that the New Zealand stoner/doom rock scene was starting off with a bang. Now six years later and following an EP (The Rivers And The Rain - 2006), samplers (Solis Hail Summer Sampler - 2007, Sign Of The Cloven Hoof - 2009) and the debut album, Sign Of The Cloven Hoof we have before us In The Devil's Days. Themed around "a spiritual pilgrimage into Hell to meet the Lord of Flies" the new album picks up where Sign Of The Cloven Hoof left off. Stoner rock, doom and death rock mix together to give us a dark look into the fires of hell. Like Sign Of The Cloven Hoof the new album is heavily invested in the occult making In The Devil's Days sure to be a hit with all the death obsessed kids out there.