button Cave In @ Shibuya Club Asia (25th Mar '06)


Cave In
      Over the course of their decade plus existence, Cave In have been praised for their intelligent, innovative musical vision. Constantly experimenting with sound structures and styles, their recorded output has seen the American quartet exploring the realms of hardcore, metal, noise, prog-rock, shoegaze, and psychedelia.

Cave In      Their most recent effort, Perfect Pitch Black, marks the band's first release after a short stint with RCA/BMG. Paying homage to their various eras, the fantastic disc mixes the progressive stylings of their latter work with the hard, aggressive music from their early albums.

      Emerging onstage at quarter to eight, Cave In quickly kicked into their opening number, "Ataraxia." Swaying back and forth with big grins on their faces, the guys turned in an awesome rendition of the instrumental track. Tonight marked the last show of their Japanese tour, as well as their final concert in support of Perfect Pitch Black. As a result, the band were in high spirits as they tore through the contents of their outstanding 75 minute set.

Cave In      Like their latest record, their performance quickly switched back between hardcore and intricate, spacey rock-based sounds. Guitarist Stephen Brodsky sang while bassist Caleb Scofield upped the intensity with deadly, guttural screams. Focusing on cuts from Perfect Pitch Black, tight versions of songs such as "The World Is In Your Way" and "Off To Ruin" were met with applause from the few hundred fans gathered inside the intimate venue.

Cave In      "Trepanning" was definitely a crowd favourite. Brodsky introduced the upbeat, loud number by explaining what exactly a trephine does, saying "It's time for a boogie about drilling holes in people's skulls to release pressure for the brain." Educational and entertaining at the same time, I said their music was intelligent, didn't I? On cue Scofield filled the room with his gruff vocals as a mirror ball started covering everyone with small circles of purple light. The majority of the audience reacted by dancing to the heavy rhythms, with a few overzealous attendees even starting a small, short-lived circle pit.

Cave In      A pair of recently penned numbers along with "Big Riff" and "Innuendo And Out The Other" from 2000's masterpiece Jupiter closed out the gig. The act returned a few minutes later for a two-song encore. After thanking Smash and their Japanese label, Daymare Recordings, they broke into a bang-on cover of Nirvana's "Breed." Having toured with Foo Fighters in the past you can bet that Dave Grohl would have been proud of the effort put forth by the boys. As the show wound down Brodsky raised his beer to the crowd and said "kanpai." He then made his way to the front of the stage to shake hands with as many people as possible before leaving.

      The band promised that they would return to Japan after they complete their next album, which they are planning to begin work on this summer. It's still up in the air what direction the new material will head in, but judging by their history you can be certain that whatever styles the band chooses to focus on the end result will be nothing short of amazing.
Cave In

report by shawn and photos by keco
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buttonmag files : Cave In

buttonFull CCCIIIRRRCCCLLLEEE : (06/03/25 @ Shibuya Club Asia) review by shawn, photos by keco
buttonphoto report : (06/03/25 @ Shibuya Club Asia) photos by keco
button優等生が放つ超繊細なメロディと破壊力を秘めたロック : (03/05/29 @ Shinjuku Liquidroom) review by ali, photos by keco
buttonphoto report : (03/05/29 @ Shinjuku Liquidroom) photos by keco

The official site
Cave In
- http://www.cavein.net/

the latest album

The White Stripes

"Perfect Pitch Black"

the previous works

"Live Airwaves"
(US import)
(US import / UK import / 国内盤)
"Tides of Tomorrow"
(US import / 国内盤)
"Lost in the Air"
(UK import)
(US import)
"Until Your Heart Stops"
(US import)
"Creative Eclipses"
(US import)
"Beyond Hypothermia"
(US import)

check the albums?



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