The Sheep Destroyer Crew is another upcoming death metal band I have discovered online about a week ago with this very song; Captain Obvious, off from their upcoming full-length album; Unstable Minds: Blighted Fantasies, which will be released on May 10, 2019. I listened to Captain Obvious multiple times to have solid opinions before writing the article. Basically, there are both positive and negative things to say about this very project. As a whole, it is a successful work, where the band shows potential. There are more than a few moments where you can have a good idea of their skills and abilities. First of all, the song has a monstrous sound. Super powerful guitar riffs are making everything better. The vocalist is also talented at singing, I liked the way he wrote his lines for these specific partitions. The energy is high, it has a quite static flow from the beginning to the end. This is mostly coming from the instrumentation and the structure, the way they built the composition. There’s nothing positive or negative about it, some might like it, also can be boring for others. Altogether, these gentlemen surely have something special not only technically, but energetically.
On the other hand, I feel like there are some certain fields that they can and should improve. When I take a closer look at the structure, it has 3 main parts and repeats 3 times with an additional ending. I know the music is not all about this kind of calculations or any kind of math. But this is where the magic happens, where advanced musicians make a difference, don’t they? So the structure of Captain Obvious is making everything urgently into the main course without any other detail. It is raw, uncut, unmodified. In my book, this was a decision that I would be avoiding. Music should maintain its freshness and excitement. Additionally, after these three repeats, the ending part sounds like its musically way below their musicianship levels. Maybe I didn’t get it right, which also possible. Eventually, these might be done on purpose, and I respect that. As I have mentioned above, there is no wrong in music. These gentlemen have done a fine job in general and I just believe that there still are some room for them to develop.