I have loved Cave In since 1999, when my friend The Goat left their CD Until Your Heart Stops at my house after a night of heavy drinking. We spent most of the night rocking the disc, and I was a fan almost instantly. I was very happy the next morning when, much to my surprise, The Goat had forgotten to take the disc with him. I spent that day listening to it over and over, and researching Cave In on the internet.
Now, more than ten years later, Cave In will be releasing a nine-song studio set called White Silence, according to Cave In message boards and forums. The band made the announcement last week during their show in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The album will consist mostly of new material and will be released in the coming weeks. No definitive release date has been posted on any of Cave In’s official sites.
Man, I don’t care what Cave In does, I think it’s gold. When they took a progressive turn with 2000’s Jupiter, which remains one of my top 20 albums to this day, I was floored. More than that, I was impressed. To go from Heart Stops to the soaring soundscapes on Jupiter and not experience a fan backlash proved that sometimes, when band’s shift gears, they can be just as good if not better. Then 2002’s Tides of Tomorrow came out and didn’t leave the CD player in my car for nearly six months.
Next, Cave In made the jump to the majors, leading the way for other heavy bands like Thursday and Lamb of God to eventually land major label contracts. And I immediately predicted it would end up being a band move. Unfortunately for Cave In, I was right. They released 2003’s Antenna, I shot a load in my pants, and the rest of the world kind of shrugged. Cave In opened for the Foo Fighters and their fans didn’t respond well. After one record, Cave In were let go.
I will always love this band. I have loved every single note I have heard them play, and have high hopes for this new disc. I’m psyched and am praying the new stuff hands me my ass when this thing comes out.
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