Following a chaotic year in which Capture the Crown parted ways with both their former label and with founding member Blake Ellis, the Australian metalcore outfit finally delivers their sophomore LP Reign of Terror. Working with producer Matt Good (From First to Last), the newly reshuffled lineup attacks these ten new songs with a more streamlined and straightforward metalcore approach, eschewing the many synths and electronic elements that peppered their 2012 debut. The result is an overall heavier record with plenty of push/pull between its hooky, soaring choruses and straight- up aggression. Hot on the heels of their independent, crowd-funded Live Life EP, which appeared earlier in 2014, Reign of Terror is Capture the Crown's debut for California label Artery Recordings.
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AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger