3 July 2012
| Andreas Magnusson|
Wolves at the Gate
Solid State Records
| July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)|
Post-hardcore, Metalcore, Christian metal
VxV, Types & Shadows, Creation/Destruction, We Search - We Dig, Desolate Peaks
Captors is the debut studio album for Christian metal band Wolves at the Gate, which the album was produced by Andreas Magnusson, and it released on July 3, 2012 by Solid State Records. The album attracted both commercial successes and positive criticism.
The debut studio album for the Christian metal band Wolves at the Gate Captors released on July 3, 2012 by Solid State Records and it was produced by Andreas Magnusson.
Captors garnered praise from eight music critics ratings and reviews. At HM, Dan Garcia rated the album four out of five stars, stating that the release "stays consistent and on point without being experimental." Graeme Crawford of Cross Rhythms rated the album nine out of ten squares, writing that the release "is very, very good." At Jesus Freak Hideout, Wayne Myatt rated the album four-and-a-half stars, saying that the release "remains enjoyable from beginning to end." Brody B of Indie Vision Music rated the album a perfect five stars, stating that the release is "fantastic" because it combines "thoughtful lyrics, interesting music, and a sound unlike anything else [he's] [...] heard." At Christian Music Zine, Jake Lipman rated the album four-and-a-half stars out of five, writing that "Not only have they created lyrically one of the most intricate worshipful albums for a heavy band, they've also managed to up their musicianship a couple notches".
Candice Haridimou rated the album a 70-percent, saying that the music is "effortlessly bouncing between clean and unclean parts which when combined, add huge emotional punches into each track here." At Mind Equals Blown, Jarrod Church rated the album an eight out of ten, stating how the inclusion of just a single ballad would have been beneficial says that "there is not a single bad track on the album, every song scoring a par at the very least", which in his estimation "is always a stellar accomplishment." At Seattle Weekly, Joe Williams gave a positive review, writing that the release "grinds between unyielding and beautiful."
All tracks written by Stephen Cobucci and Wolves at the Gate.WATG
Nick Detty - Unclean Vocals
Jeremy Steckel - Lead Guitar
Steven Cobucci - Rhythm Guitar, Clean Vocals, Additional Production
Ben Summers - Bass, Backing Vocals
Ben Millhouse - Drums
Shane Blay (Oh, Sleeper, Wovenwar) - Vocals
Colin Jones - Vocals
Brad Davis - Design
Brandon Ebel - Executive Producer
Troy Glessner - Mastering
Andreas Magnusson - Mixing, Producer
Adam Skatula - A&R
Chad Weirick - Management
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