Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Captain Hates The Sea - As you will
The Captain Hates The Sea - As you will (2013) Stayposi Records
Produced by Travis Brown
Tracks : 1.Catharsis 2.Broncos in the basement 3.Places we´ve never been 4.Branches 5.Segments 6.Nothing new survives repeating 7.The octothorpe 8.RL Stine 9.Segments (acoustic) 10.What the big people do
2,5 out of 5
To blend electronica and post hardcore have become quite trendy these times with bands like Abandon All Ships, Issues, The Bunny The Bear and now also the Chicago based The Captain Hates The Sea. The full length album "As you will" is the follow up to their debut "Existence" EP from 2010 and the opening track "Catharsis" featuring Garret Rapp (The Color Morale) is a really good start of the new record, but the 2nd track "Broncos in the basement" takes down the level rapidly with it´s amateurish vibes. "As you will" is an uneven album with a few great songs such as "Segments", "Catharsis", "What the big people do" and "RL Stine", too bad the album didn´t contain any more of this quality.
Perhaps they should´ve released an EP instead.