The southern Louisiana-based Capra deliver blistering, gripping hardcore on their new self-titled EP. Get a first listen below to the first single from the release!
The band have been billed as “violent fun with a vital message,” and their newly available song — called “Torture Ship” — makes it clear how much that description really fits. For the song’s opening barrage, the group’s thick metallic hardcore riffing progresses along at a breakneck pace like a relentless hurricane of energy focused on moving one direction — forward — chaos and all. The music slows down into a thick, more moderately-paced muck around the middle point, and then the riffing starts to progress back up again with an incredibly fierce chug.
The desperate blasts of the riffing really feel like they’re communicating the same emotional urgency as the vocals and lyrics. The passionate yet strikingly accessible singing from vocalist Crow Lotus really helps drive in the unique nature of the band’s sonic attack. She belts out the exhortation: “Don’t die before the grave!” and the gripping sincerity shines with abundant clarity.
They’re funneling ferocity into a relentless bound of energy that helps it stick, and “Torture Ship” ends up a strikingly cohesive, powerfully gripping lurch forward.
Check out the song below! Click through to nab pre-orders. Besides an apparent slew of charity benefit shows in which the band have participated, Capra have shared stages with bands like Today is the Day, Eyehategod, and The Number Twelve Looks Like You before, and they’re no doubt a great group to keep an eye on for the near future.