Captain Horizon, as RTM has said before, are pound for pound, perhaps the best unsigned band in Brum. Certainly live shows such as this seem to be getting better and better for the boys.
Best described, if you will, as a type of alt-rock Pink Floyd, they have taken to weaving giant songs full of hooks and choruses to tempt us all. Previous single “Angels and Vampires” was a giant leap forward and is played here along with “Here I Stand.” All of which bodes well for the release of their new album “The Lights Of Distorted Science” which is out in December.
Review from the Roadhouse Birmingham – 12/09/12
Captain Horizon just blew my mind, rocked my world and touched the metal core of my soul to such an extent that words are hard to come by. In fact, I suspect that no words can fully do justice to the sheer metallic magnitude of their set. If ever there was a band on whose music I’m hooked on first listen, it’s Captain Horizon. This was one of those occasions on which I was truly awestruck by the scale of the immensity of metal proficiency, beauty and absolute passion so evident in their music. Captain Horizon have command of the term ‘metal’ and it’s criminal that they’re not yet signed! Look out for their EP Radiostasis and their forthcoming album, due out in December. Check out www.captainhorizon.co.uk or find them on facebook for more info.
Our penultimate band tonight are Captain Horizon and I am yet to see or hear a bad word said about this band who seem to be making more than a positive niche for themselves within the Midlands music scene. Reflecting upon the EP’s released to date by Captain Horizon, there seems to be no shortage of ability and creativity going on here, with glorious melodies and a smart aptitude to write lyrics that stay with you, being present in just about everything I have heard. So, with that in mind, it is the performance and delivery of these songs that holds a strong draw for me tonight.
First impressions live did not fail as Captain Horizon simply erupted upon stage with a force that brought a smile of joy to my face in the smug knowledge that these guys were exactly what I hoped they would be, plus much more. Masked front man Steve Whittington will never be called a shrinking violet, as neither will be Alex Thomson on bass, as both have the capacity to master every inch of a stage that they are given, and I was more than slightly surprised by the fact that the crowd barriers managed to contain both from venturing further afield. Delivery of every song tonight proved that the talent that nestles within this band sits within gifted ability and long may this remain as Captain Horizon are truly destined for great things to come their way.
Full review: http://music224.com/?p=3788