The Best Band in Florida is Capracide

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I’m sitting here staring at my computer screen trying to think of what story perfectly encapsulates the insanity that is the state of Florida. Perhaps the man who attacked another man with a samurai sword over a missing can of shrimp? The quadriplegic man whose neighbor assaulted him with a fish? What about the guy who was shot to death after a fight broke out over some utensils at a baptism party? There are just too many tales of craziness to let one sum up the state. Luckily, Florida has spawned a band that provides the perfect soundtrack to such brutal weirdo violence: Capracide.

Capracide is a 4 piece death metal band hailing and killing from Jacksonville, and upon first listen, their influences are obvious to anyone who understands the importance of Florida in the Death Metal scene. Take a little Obituary and jam it in a blender with Morbid Angel and Deicide and you have a rough idea of the metallic sex Capracide is lobbing at your earholes. I mean, just listen to this!

They don’t appear to be up to much these days, which is a damn shame because they’re the best non-headline related thing to come out of Florida in ages. Perhaps some more kind words from our other judges can sway them to get crackin’ on some new tunes for us? How about it guys?

W.: It’s unfortunate that the birthplace of death metal is so bereft of quality bands, but thankfully Capracide are here to make their forebears proud. Blending technical prowess with an old-school sensibility, Theodicy is a worthy addition to the lofty Florida canon.

Masterlord SteelDragon: My jimmies were sorely rustled upon finding that Florida, one of the primordial soups of Death Metal, wasn’t crawling with filthy, unsigned OSDM bands. To our chagrin, bands seem to prefer supplementing their metal with dubstep or some shit rather than good old-fashioned Death. Shame on them. Luckily, the torch is still lit, and is currently being fondled by the capable hands of Capracide.

Howard Dean: Capracide are a young death metal band from Jacksonville. Melding a Floridian style of death metal with a touch (or three) of progressive metal, this band has weaved their way through a pair of self-released EPs. Boasting impressive musicianship and a solid compositional foundation, Capracide blast, riff, and solo to their heart’s content. On their bandcamp page, the band states that they formed in 2009 “with the hope of putting together a musical group worthy of playing Wacken Open Air within 5 years of inception.” Those are lofty goals, but at the Toilet ov Hell, we appreciate and laud ambitious young bands. *For fans of Rivers of Nihil and Decrepit Birth!

I must agree with the sentiment that it is nice to finally see someone carrying on the Floridian legacy of swampy, stompy Death Metal. Now, as always, go let these dudes know that they’re loved on Facebook so we can get some more brutality!

Honorable Mention:

TRAUMAHAWK – Gritty, thrashy hardcore with one of the best band names in history. Check ’em on Facebook.

 


The Toilet ov Hell is on an absurd quest to find the best unsigned band in each state of this glorious union. The purpose? To shine the spotlight on bands that deserve more exposure. Also, we’re going to determine once and for all the greatest state in the nation. Each state winner is decided by a collection of 25 judges. After we’ve announced the winner of each state, we’re gonna throw them all in a winner-take-all bracket and leave the votes up to you. Who will be the best unsigned band in the United States? Which state is superior? We can’t wait to find out.

Previous winners:
Alabama — Phylum
Alaska — Terraform
Arizona – Take Over And Destroy
Arkansas – Torii
California – Destroy Judas
Colorado – The Sleer
Connecticut – Autumn’s Eyes
Delaware – Sloss

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  • IronLawnmower

    This band needs a full length out like yesterday. Favourite of these bands so far. Go florida!

      • IronLawnmower

        Ralf is my spirit animal.

        • Ken M is my spirit animal:

          http://imgur.com/gallery/K6mT4

          • omg

          • Death

            God fucking dammit Ken M! You’re a glorius man!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Shit, Nightwish really wants me to listen to that new album KAI HAHTO and RICHARD DAWKINS

          • Death

            Dawkins is on it?

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Yep, doing some speaking. Don’t about what but there’s a shit storm going on

          • Death

            This is beautiful! I would have loved to see Dawkins shred some solos. Nightwish may have lost some fans with this, but I may actually listen to it now.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            They lost about a million. And I’d like to hang Dawkins by the balls. But when it comes to evolution biology he knows a thing and a two. I hope it’s about that.

          • Death

            Why’d you want to hang cute lil Dawkins by the balls?

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Maybe because he wants to kill everyone with down syndrome. Also I don’t like his partially unfounded militant atheism. He preaches against religion with religious fervor and hopes to lead masses like the pope himself

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            He is cute though

          • Death

            I’m not a fan of militant atheism either, though I am an atheist myself.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Blind Watchmaker was not bad. Haven’t read the God Delusion. Recall you are an atheist. Am not one me’self. Not traditionally

          • Death

            I don’t really agree with him on a lot of things. He has some good points and some bad points.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I bet you agree about killing people with Down. Because you are Death. You love death, right?

          • Death

            This has become a circle jerk again!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I was aiming at it this time.

          • Death

            Why does this always happen to us? Joe is gonna be mad!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            It’s so easy to be swept away. I hope he’s not too mad

          • Death

            Banhammer comes swinging!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I wouldn’t mind BANhammer

          • KJM

            I only identify as Agnostic because I have to at least acknowledge the idea that I may be wrong about this whole Invisible Sky Daddy thing.

          • Death

            Well, to be more pedantic, I’m an agnostic atheist.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I call myself agnostic because I know there is a god but I do not like him or worship him.

          • Death

            This one was great.

          • so excited, didn’t know there’s more Ken M out there!

          • Death

          • The Battle Born NDN

            I can’t stop laughing!

          • KJM

            Too much Bible! Not enuff Ayn Rand!

  • Brock Samson

    Almost as awesome as my mullet

    • KJM

      “John Bonham rocks”

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Neither really tickle me

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      Capracide was a little better

      Actually much better

  • W.

    Y’all have no idea how hard it was to find a band from Florida that didn’t suck.

    • See: Alaska, Delaware, and a number of others coming up. I’m fucking THRILLED with the bands we’ve selected tho.

      • KJM

        I’m curious to see what you have for Massachusetts, sorry to say I know more about the Metal scene in other countries/states than in my own back yard, at least the unsigned acts anyway.

      • The Battle Born NDN
    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      I might believe, it was relatively difficult

    • RustyShackleford

      Harder than rigging the vote in 04? WE’RE ON TO YOU DUBYA

      • W.

        No, that was super easy.

        • KJM

          Anything is easy when you have the Supreme Court on your side.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Gnarly. Almost techy at times, but rooted in OSDM groove. Vocals could use a touch of reverb IMO, and also a little more variation as the growls are a bit monotonous and don’t really stand out at all to my ears. Otherwise, the riffing is tits and I would totes mosh to this.

  • Tyree
    • IronLawnmower

      This is like something made by Joel of Vinesauce.

      • Tyree

        Norwegian punk rock brah! When I saw Behemoth live years back they ended their show with this song.

  • IronLawnmower

    Next time do an unsigned bands of the island of Ireland. I can help you there lads.

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      I’m not sure how, but that reminded me of a band called Rifftera

  • The Battle Born NDN

    Good stuff!!

  • d3ad13

    A death metal band? From Florida? GTFO!

    • Gurp

      mind=blown

    • KJM

      Inconceivable!!!

      • Howard Dean

        Never mess with a Sicilian when death (metal) is on the line!

        • Stockhausen

          Dude, nice.

    • Stockhausen

      You’d be surprised what kind of crap is there nowadays. It took some serious searching to find these guys.

  • Gurp

    Me and my friends have been to a few battle of the bands over there. Almost all the unsigned bands in Tampa are teenybopper kiddiecore bands whose highest accomplishment will be getting a Victory Records rep to glance at them.

    • Cock ov Steele

      More like Little Victories Records

      • Gurp

        Shameless Cash Grab Records.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I hate Victory because they treat their talent so crappily. Hawthorne Heights hated them and Between The Buried And Me certainly hated them. I like their cheap vinyl though of bands I liked in middle school and parts of high school.

      • Gurp

        They’re pretty crappy overall.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          They have so few good bands in their history that it stuns me.

  • KJM

    If they’re this tight live, they deserve to go places.

  • KJM

    In fact, I think they would do just fine with the crowd at Wacken given some practice and a bit more publicity.

  • J.R.

    I’m still jamming that Destroy Judas stuff from California.
    I love you Toilet you are my friend.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    as the black metal in america –gathers—as the bright truth of international art—

    an unintended “problem” for those who tried to stop humanity–

    the new bright fire in the universe—the highest fantasy of the cyber upper class women-
    come to life—

    the return of christ and the ultimate flush
    in the history of humanity

    THE BRIGHT LIGHTNING STRIKE OF THE TOILET—THE NEW RELIGION–
    —-
    watch the rapture video (muted)
    while listening to the 2nd video -in syncg

    http://youtu.be/ryArC6njOms

    http://youtu.be/AO43p2Wqc08

  • Jen

    Argh, it’s too bad I wasn’t told about this.

    • We asked for entries for a long while! Any bands in particular you wanna give dap to? Always looking for solid folks to cover.