Saturday 28 January 2012


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CAPTIVES are a Sludge/Stoner Metal Band From Richmond, Virginia

The members are

Sean Geerdes- Guitar/Vocals
Brian Conlin- Bass
Wilson Cox- Drums

CAPTIVES play a great blend of Sludge/Stoner Metal with elements of Post-Metal in parts of their great music. If you’re into Baroness, Torche and ISIS you will find much to enjoy here.

CAPTIVES have just released their superb new record – “The Drop”. A 7 song and 30 minute blast of amazing sludge/stoner-metal riffs. The guys do include some ISIS type riffs later on in the release.

Especially on the two superb epic tracks “The Drop” and “Cairns”. Both excellent tracks where this great band come into their own style of music. Blending top notch Sludge/Stoner Metal with the ambient and fury of a great Post-Metal Band.

The band is extremely tight on this great release. The 30 mins just fly by as the album is played at a fast and furious pace. Most of the tracks are on for about 2 to 4 mins each in length. But “The Drop” and “Cairns” are on for over 6 and 7 mins each. These are the best tracks on this amazing release.

The guys can also play the short sharp angry songs to perfection as well. Especially on “Serpico” and “Repeater”. Both songs on for under 2.30 minute but both with fast and furious superb Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs to get you head-banging to in no time at all.

Just like one extended song split into two. The release is superbly produced from start to finish. The musicianship is just superb to listen to. Match this with the great vocals of vocalist Sean who sings from the heart.

Don’t let the colourful album cover put you off. This is pure Sludge/Stoner Metal brilliance delivered from the offset by a truly highly talented band.

This is just a brilliant release for everyone to check out. Full of superb songs to listen over and over again. An outstanding release by a great band to keep an eye out for.

You can download this great release for free from BandCamp.

Simply Brilliant and Highly Recommended!!!

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