Wrapping one’s head around what exactly CAPSULE
is doing on their debut album Blue
is damn-near impossible, as these three post-ADD maniacs have created one of the strangest heavy-music albums in years. This is a confounding conglomeration of blasting time-signatures, galloping punk spirit and a ghostly vocal chorus that buzzes through a mountain of guitar and bass. No other band sounds like Miami’s trio CAPSULE
, just as CAPSULE
sounds like no other band.
Blurry, buried shouts in unison are surrounded by absolutely thunderous songs, played at speeds with every tempo in the "punk" and "metal" spectrums. Intricate melodies in bizarre tunings sneak their way into an overall unnerving amalgamation of genres, creating an anxiety-filled album of fevered beauty. Of course, this is coming from a label who writes release descriptions typically loaded with hyperbole, but we still say with full confidence that this is one of the most unique and interesting albums Robotic Empire has released to date.
Attempting to keep up with the packaging precedence set by Miami brethren TORCHE
’s "In Return" 10"+CD release, CAPSULE
only comes as two formats together, with a deluxe gatefold jacket housing both a CD and 12" vinyl record. A high-gloss spot varnish accompanies this full color, die-cut gatefold jacket with printed black interior. The minimalistic design perfectly contrasts CAPSULE
’s varied creations on this simply stunning debut. This copy comes on Ocean Blue
(opaque aqua blue/baby blue mix) colored vinyl
, limited to 200 copies.