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Capsule - Furnace


Year Released: 2010
Format: 7"
Label: Moment of Collapse
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Jan 3, 2011
Still relatively fresh from releasing “Blue”, one of the finest, most progressive hardcore records in years, Capsule aren’t resting on their laurels and have decided to switch things up a bit. I’m guessing a lot of that is down to the lineup expanding, with members swapping roles. Seemingly missing is the almost manic need for experimentation and turn on a dime shifts in time, and in comes “Whole Grounds”, a reasonably sludgy affair in terms of easing up on the pace, but what remains are those seriously strange chord structures and tunings that no one else seems to use, and an innate knack for implementing an unusual approach to what is usually so run of the mill. I simply cannot wait to see what they do next.

Furnace play catchup with more of their firebrand rock, like a syncopated screamo outfit with healthy doses of thrashy action and stoner blowouts. Their “Doublewalker” album lost me a bit, constantly wrong-footing me with the aforementioned twists and turns, but I could just be getting old. They bring the fury and velocity to the party and unleash it in spades on their side. In fact, it’s disproportionately Furnace-heavy if you include the freebie instrumental you get with the download, but what the hell, it’s all good.

Moment Of Collapse
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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