Captivity - Captivity

This Dutch band have a style that’s recently modern in terms of death metal yet figures many of the more commercial aspects of what was essentially death metal throughout the late 90’s and into the millennium years that got tagged groove. For this I take reference immediately to Slipknot and Devildriver, that maybe stale in my references comparably, but there’s a touch of similarity for me on ‘Hell’ and ‘Scarred Heart’. The vocal and the disjointed chord structures add that modern flavour, the aggression is full on in your face and the delivery is very precise. ‘One That Is Unreal, One That is True’ is a mixed bag of style. The guttural vocal and slow definition of the choppy compressed guitar riffs lay themselves alongside a slightly more open stringed extreme metal philosophy, which is a different similar take on extremity to some of the current US bands and it works.

Overall, a solid debut, stylistically not for me, but the foundation is solid.

  1. Hell
  2. Scarred Heart
  3. One That Is Unreal, One That Is True
  4. The Wealth Beneath Your Eyes

Self released
Reviewer: twansibon
Jun 11, 2016
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