Capture the Crown has been described as just another band trying to be like Asking Alexandria. Maybe it’s their accents or their attitudes. But CTC isn’t from England, they’re from the great land of Australia. With their new album, Reign of Terror, they definitely broke away from that stereotype, by changing their sound to something vocally heavier than before.
This is probably one of the most relatable albums I have heard in a long time. Up there lyrically with Sworn In. For those of you who don’t know Sworn In or haven’t heard of them, their lyrics are full of frustration towards life and living but also filled with real life experiences. Reign of Terror is by far the best album I have heard this year. It’s a rare thing to find an album you love completely. The lyrics really touched my heart and made me feel understood as a person struggling with a lot. “I just can’t do this without you. I felt alive when I found you. I hope you know this song is about you. (Running away, running away.) It’s all it takes for a person to break. Disturbed. Infatuated. Reduced to filth. I might be the disease. But you were made to displease. I can’t get enough.”
Lyrically, this album is diverse. Some lyrics are about hating someone, to drug addiction, to losing a friend to suicide, and to fighting against self harm. “Some days you forget to breathe. The times have turned for the worst. But let me tell you one thing. There’s more to life, more to life than this.” These lyrics talk about how sometimes with all the stress of life, we forget to slow down and breathe. We forget that there is more to life than feeling upset or depressed. But we need to remember that there is more than that and nothing will last forever. We can overcome what holds us back, just give it time.
Capture the Crown has received a lot of criticism for changing their sound. Vocalist Jeffrey Wellfare, in the past, has done really sick high screams. But in this new album the heavy vocals are all lows, with little to none highs. A bands sound is their own, no one elses. A band can change their sound if that’s what they want. Sometimes, it’s for the best.