CAPTIVES: Unspeakable Truths: Cassette

Mar 01, 2011

It’s too bad that this thing sounds like it was recorded inside of a troll’s fishing bucket, because there’s some serious potential here. Nice Motörhead swagger in the guitars and the lyrics are dark and fatalist and really, really smart. I mean, “give Greg Graffin a run for his money in the vocabulary department” smart. Reminds me at points of a faster Born/Dead or a less technical Propagandhi, but again, the sound quality is so buried that a lot of the band’s strength is lost because of it. Would definitely be interested to hear more from these guys, though; Captives are brimming with possibility.

 –keith (Captives)