It Prevails
Capture & Embrace


3.5
great

Review

by Spec USER (44 Reviews)
August 1st, 2010 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Refreshing melodic hardcore release that seems to be an ode to past hardcore greats.

It Prevails is a five piece melodic hardcore band from Denver, Colorado. They are composed of vocalist Ian Fike, guitarists Alex Kutsche and Bobby Valeu, bassist Nate Dorval, and drummer Ian Clark.

The band's debut full length album (The Inspiration) was released by the recently successful record label "Rise Records." The label seemed intent on capitalizing off of every new, hot topic trend and it was no surprise that the band was released from the label shortly after their debut. Despite this minor setback, the band was determined to write and record their second full length effort, "Capture & Embrace."

This time around, vocalist Ian Fike has decided to showcase not only his harsh vocal talent but his cleans as well. Throughout the album the listener is bombarded with harsh vocals and chugging riffs that seem very reminiscent of earlier hardcore bands like Shai Hulud , then quickly thrown into a beautiful clean section that could please fans of any genre. His singing voice is almost perfect except for the fact that Ian doesn't experiment enough with his vocal range as he probably could. The lyrics will also remind you of past hardcore bands which is in no way a bad thing. They come across as sincere, smart and could feed you with your daily dose of inspiration.

The instrumental organization is a huge improvement from the bands previous effort but this is done so, without compromising any of the emotion put into each song.
The only real downfalls of the album are the bands unwillingness to go beyond the typical hardcore formula, which can be argued for a positive or negative.

The album shows the incredible potential held by the members of "It Prevails" and lets only a small fraction of it out. The lyrics are no doubt sincere and the new found organization is enough to keep the listener interesting up until the albums conclusion.



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Spec
August 1st 2010


27271 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Trying very hard to overcome writers block.

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Drunk
August 1st 2010


231 Comments


Not one of your best lol. wont neg though

adhoc
August 1st 2010


216 Comments


Better than the other review

accompliceofmydeath
August 2nd 2010


4297 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This, this is good.

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BrahTheSunGod
August 2nd 2010


1279 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's a really good CD. I can only describe it as if new Misery Signals (instruments/screams) and old Funeral For A Friend (clean vox) had a lovechild. And it was awesome.

Burnyourface
August 2nd 2010


223 Comments


bit short for a full review

Paeddrig
October 5th 2010


7 Comments


I gotta say, I absolutely love this record....It´s got the same feel to it that Shai Hulud´s "...Blood Ill-Tempered" had....It´s phenomenal!

BrahTheSunGod
October 10th 2010


1279 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

So this came on shuffle, and I was reminded of how good this is. I very rarely even listen to lyrics, but these jump out at me as being some of the best that I've heard. Love the inspirational, optimistic outlook

Oceans
February 12th 2011


934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good album.

Spec
April 6th 2011


27271 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I love the lyrics. Can see the resemblance of Shai Hulud.

loveisamixtape
September 23rd 2011


6234 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album is reaaaaaaaaaaally good

i love ian's vocals. they're so good.

that scream sing thing he does is fucking awesome

MisSigsFan
October 20th 2011


8 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album is classic! Nobody has really given IP the respect they deserve. Everyone just thinks it's all about Hundredth, but let's be honest, they're a bunch of hacks. They're trying to put together this sound and The Ghost Inside and it just sounds completely watered down. I've been following IP ever since The Inspiration dropped and they've only gotten better.

Shuyin
December 26th 2011


11976 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

'Nobody has really given IP the respect they deserve.'

were all saying its good.

Winsomniac
December 26th 2011


8012 Comments


The Inspiration is their best, js.

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Shuyin
December 26th 2011


11976 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

curiously, thats the only album from these guys that i didnt listenned.

Winsomniac
December 26th 2011


8012 Comments


Haha, maybe not definitively their best, but I think it's their most earnestly positive. The cleans only show up on 'At Least Understand,' if I'm not mistaken, and it makes a much bigger impact that way for me. That being said, Capture and Embrace is really enjoyable too. The Inspiration is just one of my stand-by mid-tempo melodic hardcore albums.

loveisamixtape
December 26th 2011


6234 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i don't like the inspiration as much as i like this tbh

i don't like stroma hardly at all

Spec
December 26th 2011


27271 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Stroma is pretty bad.

Spec
December 26th 2011


27271 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Except 'Holes' is a good song.

loveisamixtape
December 26th 2011


6234 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

break away and holding on are alright



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