Captors (album)

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Captors
Captors.jpg
Studio album by Wolves at the Gate
Released July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)
Genre Christian metal, post-hardcore, metalcore, christian rock,[1] hardcore punk,[2] hard rock[3]
Length 45:24
Label Solid State
Producer Andreas Magnusson
Wolves at the Gate chronology
Captors
(2012)
VxV
(2014)

Captors is the debut studio album for Christian metal band Wolves at the Gate. 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.

Background

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.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AltSounds 70%[2]
Christian Music Zine 4.5/5 stars[4]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 squares[5]
HM 4/5 stars[6]
Indie Vision Music 5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[7]
Mind Equals Blown 8/10[8]

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."[6] Graeme Crawford of Cross Rhythms rated the album nine out of ten squares, writing that the release "is very, very good."[5] At Jesus Freak Hideout, Wayne Myatt rated the album four-and-a-half stars, saying that the release "remains enjoyable from beginning to end."[7] 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."[1] 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".[4]

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."[2] 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."[8] At Seattle Weekly, Joe Williams gave a positive review, writing that the release "grinds between unyielding and beautiful."[9]

Track listing

All tracks written by Stephen Cobucci and Wolves at the Gate.

Tracklist
No. Title Length
1. "The Harvest" 3:51
2. "Awaken" 3:58
3. "Morning Star" 4:00
4. "Dead Man" 4:06
5. "In Your Wake" 3:36
6. "Slaves" 4:26
7. "Step Out to the Water" 4:20
8. "Amnesty" 3:43
9. "Safeguards" 4:01
10. "Through the Night" 3:48
11. "Man of Sorrows" 5:35
Total length: 45:24

Chart performance

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[10] 7
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[11] 17

Credits

WATG[12]
  • Nick Detty - Unclean Vocals
  • Jeremy Steckel - Lead Guitar
  • Steven Cobucci - Rhythm Guitar, Clean Vocals, Additional Production
  • Ben Summers - Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Ben Millhouse - Drums
Additional musicians[12]
Production[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c Brody B (July 2, 2012). "Wolves at the Gate – Captors | Reviews". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Haridimou, Candice (August 18, 2012). "Review: Wolves at the Gate – Captors [Album]". Altsounds. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ NRTTeamAdmin (June 18, 2012). "Captors by Wolves At the Gate". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Lipman, Jake (July 9, 2014). "Wolves At The Gate– Captors Review". Christian Music Zine. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Crawford, Graeme (December 12, 2012). "Review: Captors - Wolves At The Gate". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Garcia, Dan (August 1, 2012). "Wolves at the Gate – Captors". HM. p. 36. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Myatt, Wayne (July 3, 2012). "Wolves At The Gate, "Captors" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Church, Jarrod (July 2, 2012). "Wolves At The Gate: Captors". Mind Equals Blown. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ SW Staff (July 2, 2012). "Album Reviews: It's July 2012, and Seattle Sounds Like..." HM. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Wolves at the Gate: Christian Albums". Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Wolves at the Gate: Top Hard Rock Albums". Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "Wolves at the Gate - Captors". AllMusic. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
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