Does anyone of you guys out there live anywhere close to Denmark? What would it take for you to walk over to the office window of the Diehard record label and scream out the following simple line: "STOP RELEASING GARBAGE!!!!" Even though I doubt that this trivial message will get across, my conscience will not be tortured by the thoughts of me not sending a fair warning to the poor folk in Denmark.
Why do I always end up being the one who talks about not losing a long-term perspective and the importance of weeding out the clones... Is it just an uncanny coincidence that the label that has already released recordings of Illdisposed and Konkhra also happened to sign Captor? I bet not. You may be talking about establishing a distinct label sound, but that is not what we have here. Dogface is a deliberate and unmasked attempt to carbon copy what the others have done before and moved on from since.
'Death-n-roll' has been called many names by countless journalists, 'drivel' being one of them. I wouldn't go as far calling a sound, based on whatever the current definition of "groove" is, crap simply because it doesn't quite fit in my understanding of "being extreme". I hope that this is not the case of me exercising the rigidness of my views on the readers... But ever since it has been discovered, exploited and completely devastated by the countless likes of Korn and Machine Head, I have no illusions.
Captor may not a bad band altogether. This bunch certainly has a knack for writing a reasonably aggressive set of songs. They know how to put them together, and they can record them with enough conviction to make the rage, that Dogface is supposed to sound like, believable. But then again, this just the beginning of the end - have you ever seen a clone band really doing something else at the time when the scene is overrun with whorish attitides? I sat down and listened to Dogface time and time again. It grew on me and that's what scared me. Is metal really all about playing music that you and your neighbours can happily tap their feet to? I thought not.