With an impressive number of album sales in its first week, Capsize, a quintet from San Diego, California, released its debut full-length album, The Angst In My Veins, on Sept. 30.
Living up to the album’s name, the 10-track disk features heavy vocals and emotional lyrics telling real stories of defeats, anxiety, and dread. In under an hour, Capsize, composed of vocalist Daniel Wand, guitarist Ryan Knowles, drummer Andrew Tamayo, guitarist Chris Darton, and bassist Nicolas Lopez, manages to make their listeners feel and understand the pain behind each song with words that could have been taken straight from the pages of someone’s journal.
The combination of thrashing guitars, brisk drumming, and hard-hitting break downs works together with the vocals to add to help set the dramatic, urgent mood as best exemplified in their set-opener and opening track, “Linger”.
Signed to Equal Vision Records, Capsize is currently in the middle of a 26-date tour alongside Fit For A King, Being As An Ocean, Gideon and Wolves At The Gate. Five days after the end of their current tour, the quintet will travel to Europe and the United Kingdom to join Terror, Stick To Your Guns, Obey The Brace, More Than A Thousand, and No Bragging Rights for the 28-date Impericon Never Say Die! Tour.
A busy tour schedule is unusual for a group who just released their first album, but it gives the quintet the opportunity to increase their already notable number of album sales with new fans all across the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom.
Fans of the hardcore genre should give Capsize a listen, and for those people who, like me, enjoy the break downs, but don’t really enjoy the genre, Capsize delivers.