Eclectic three-piece Captain Graveyard is blending familiar 2000s-era electronic sounds with modern metalcore to create their signature sound. Their most recent release is a cover of Chasing Rainbows by Big Freedia and Kesha, and the group has put a heavy but wholly successful spin on what was originally a very straight-ahead pop track.
An anthem dedicated to the trials and tribulations the LGBTQ+ community has faced, Captain Graveyard has preserved all of the messaging of Chasing Rainbows while delivering it to us in an entirely new package. The band has tastefully intertwined their own electronic melodies over identifiable pieces of the original, creating something that is identifiably their own yet works well within the boundaries of the original track. The group has combined this with driving metal electric guitar and a hearty dose of mid-range screams across the verses, and (much to our pleasant surprise), the resulting sound born of this unconventional pairing is incredibly well-suited for this song.
The melodic vocals in this track are standout. They most definitely are reminiscent of early ’00s pop-punk sound that dominated that decade – and they serve as a powerful vessel for this song’s important and inspiring message.
If electronic-throwback-metal is your niche, Captain Graveyard is undoubtedly your band. Their original take on Chasing Rainbows is as unexpected as it is successful. We haven’t heard anyone doing this blend of genres better than this trio to date, and their most recent release is an energetic, dynamic, and well-executed introduction to their sound (and has us looking forward to hearing some original work in the future).
BELOW: Listen to Chasing Rainbows and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Captain Graveyard by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!