The debut album, All These Monsters, from gothic gloomsters, The Black Capes was released on June 9th 2017 via Dark Tunes.
The debut album from The Black Capes, All These Monsters absolutely drips atmosphere. It’s an album all about delivering a spooky & unsettling hard-rock sound but wrapped up in rhythmic beats & hooks. This is the successor to the likes of Type O Negative & Sisters of Mercy.
Within the first 10 minutes the band have delivered on all fronts with the sultry sound of Sarah the Witch & the chugging groove melody of Wolf Child. Both excellent songs that really mark The Black Capes out as something different, something worth spending 35 minutes with.
Purple Heart & Now Rises’s faster & rockier beats add a little more excitement to the album. The deep, throbbing vocal moments against the higher more ‘standard’ rock choruses stand out as a particular highlight of the songs & the album as a whole.
Devilish drum beats & soft melodies combine to make one of the more memorable albums to be released this year. It’s a very exciting record especially when it does something unexpected (such as the fantastic guitar solo on Now Rise).
The latter half of the album doesn’t deviate from the swagger & sound heard so far. Hardly a bad thing though as the groovy rhythm really captures the imagination & the blending of gothic melody with hard rock riffs makes songs like We Will Never Die stand out.
An excellent, exciting & imaginative album comes to a close with the up-tempo hard rocking beat of All These Monsters. It’s a fast & dirty sounding track that caps off a fantastic listening experience.
The Black Capes – All These Monsters Full Track Listing:
1. The Invite
2. Sarah the Witch
3. Wolf Child
4. Purple Heart
5. Now Rise
6. The Black Capes
7. New Life
8. We Will Never Die
9. All These Monsters
10. The Withdrawal
The Black Capes - All These Monsters (Dark Tunes)
The Final Score - 8.5/10