REVIEW: Capsize – A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds Me

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Post-hardcore quartet Capsize is about to release their sophomore full-length album A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds MeThe band, who are no strangers to relentlessly touring, are all about the brutal, angst-fuelled elements that make post-hardcore so good. And this new album is no different.

A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds Me is filled with all the post-hardcore aggression that Capsize are known to bring, with a much more thought-out, melodic sound accompanying it. The addition of clean vocals makes this release a whole lot different from their previous album The Angst In My Veins, which was a harsher, disorientating form of hardcore.

Don’t get us wrong; A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds Me has its intense, violent moments (a lot of them, actually), but the album seems to be more powerful and penetrating in a less obvious way.

Tracks like ‘I Think It’s Best We Don’t Talk Anymore’ and ‘Tear Me Apart’ are standouts on the album. The songs impressively blend punchy clean vocals and aggressive hardcore screams over dark, intricate melodies.

The raw, passionate spirit Capsize exudes is very apparent on the album—especially in the haunting, stripped-back ‘Safe Place’. The track highlights a more delicate side of the band and acts as a beautiful, eerie nod to melodic rock—and shows just how hypnotic Daniel Wall’s vocals really are!

Capsize are the perfect blend of expressive melodic rock and raw, frantic hardcore.  A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds Me is an album that induces headbanging and at the same time makes you scream along in your loudest, most “I don’t give a fuck!” tone of voice. What a beautiful thing.

A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds Me by Capsize is released on 22nd July via Rude Records

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