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Cease Upon the Capitol - untitled (2006) (Cover Artwork)

Cease Upon the Capitol

Cease Upon the Capitol: untitled (2006)untitled (2006) (2006)
Snail Against Squirrel / Sonic Deadline / Forever Escaping Boredom

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Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Cease Upon the Capitol flew under a few radars with their 2006 self-titled effort, an unbridled screamo album chock full of European influence by a Tennessee-based band. Cease has garnered all sorts of comparisons to La Quiete and Raein, and it's totally warranted. Screamy, intense and fitful bur.


Cease Upon the Capitol flew under a few radars with their 2006 self-titled effort, an unbridled screamo album chock full of European influence by a Tennessee-based band.

Cease has garnered all sorts of comparisons to La Quiete and Raein, and it's totally warranted. Screamy, intense and fitful bursts litter Cease Upon the Capitol from start to finish, with plenty of quieter parts and inventive guitar tones to give the listener some space. While the slightly muffled production does seem to hurt the songs a bit, they're well-crafted and rather shifty for sometimes topping three minutes.

The major difference between Cease Upon the Capitol and their influences, however, might be their less striking dynamic in terms of tempo. Cease Upon the Capitol never quite play at blistering speeds when they're at their fastest, but that sense of restraint does them well -- see track 4, or even the perfectly slow 5 (none have actual titles). 6 might be my favorite with its sick sense of desperation, but then there's 8, which is about as epic as you can get for a sub-three-minute song.

If no one told you, it'd be hard to believe Cease Upon the Capitol have sprung up out of Nashville with such an obtuse and obscure sound, but they've certainly accomplished just that.

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SilentStorms (November 14, 2007)

Yeah I've been into these 3 after hearing the amazing Paralysis from the Emo Armageddon compilation. They actuallly have quite a few releases that went out of print too, mostly on vinyl. I always think they sound like a crazier Envy with some spacey Cave In riffs. Amazing band.

sugarfull (November 13, 2007)

Wow, this is some good stuff. Good to see a good U.S. screamo band.

bloofy (November 13, 2007)

I have the s/t, it's sick. I need to check this out.

TheRedDeath (November 13, 2007)

I like it..It reminds me a little of old hopesfall.

douglas_is_rad (November 13, 2007)

I've known about this band for awhile.
I knew they were from Tennessee.
I knew they were from Murfresboro, specifically.
But I have NEVER seen them play a show in Nashville or M-Boro.
Which is frustrating, since I dig their music.
The last full length they released by Cassette RIPS.

onegirlarmy (November 13, 2007)

My friend told me about this band, they're pretty awesome.

colin (November 13, 2007)

this band fucking RIPS.

they also have another s/t i believe from this year, which is fucking ridiculous.

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