The Purple Skull is the second studio album by Italian psych occult doom band Black Spell. It was released on March 23, 2022, by Teschio Dischi and Electric Valley Records. The album was recorded and mixed by the band at their own studio in Pordenone, Italy, and mastered by Bogdan "The Alchemist" Makarov at his studio in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Purple Skull is a concept album that tells the story of a man who is possessed by a demon and becomes a powerful sorcerer. The album's music is a blend of heavy doom metal, psychedelic rock, and occult atmosphere. The lyrics are dark and foreboding, and the album's cover art features a skull with a purple aura.
The Purple Skull has been praised by critics for its heavy sound, dark atmosphere, and strong songwriting. The album has been compared to bands such as Electric Wizard, Candlemass, and Black Sabbath.
The album was a commercial success, reaching number 1 on the Italian Doom Metal chart. It has also been praised by fans, with many calling it one of the best doom metal albums of 2022.
|Sub-Genre: Psychedelic / Doom / Occult.
|Catalog No: HSPCD110.
|Type: Jewel Case.