Album Rating: 2.0
Young Australian quintet Capture the Crown drag out all of the metalcore cliches for their self-titled debut EP. There's the breakdown-heavy guitars, the occasional infusion of synths & the scream/sing dynamic that makes you wish that lead vocalist Jeffrey Wellfare would just choose one & be done with the other. Of course, there's also the attention-seeking song titles, which would suggest a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, but unfortunately results in profanity & misogyny. The choruses are uniformly catchy, but there isn't a great deal more to recommend on this EP other than the somehow successful cover of Jason Derulo's pop hit 'In My Head'.