Captors is the full-length follow-up to Wolves At The Gate’s critically acclaimed 2011 EP. Many bands fall into the dreaded sophomore slump or cave into the pressure and fade into oblivion, but these guys have avoided that trap altogether. Captors is a heavy and melodic testament to the band’s maturity as musicians and songwriters. After listening to this disc it is evident they have fully come into their own, proving they are a force to be reckoned with.

Their unique way of blending pop infused post-hardcore with a progressive metal edge is adventurous and enjoyable. The vocals are so emotionally charged and powerful that at times the passion is almost palpable. In a musical landscape that is filled with watered down clones, I think Captors is a fresh, vibrant and innovative offering.

With all that being said though my biggest pet peeve is the use of auto tune on the vocals; it literally makes me cringe every time I hear it. So when I came across it on this disc I was a little taken aback. Luckily, for me at least, it’s not overused and it was only mildly distracting. Bottom line, this is a great effort that is well worth picking up when it drops on July 3rd.

Track Listing:

01. The Harvest
02. Awaken
03. Morning Star
04. Dead Man
05. In Your Wake
06. Slaves
07. Step Out To The Water
08. Amnesty
09. Safeguards
10. Through The Night
11. Man Of Sorrows

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Release Date: July 3, 2012

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