While Boston's Cave In
began their musical life in 1995 exploring their Metal urges, the band's latest CD, Jupiter
, shows just how far they've come from their vocal-shredding, head banging days.
Cave In's explorations are now focused more on epic, expansive soundscapes and soaring falsetto vocal lines. The group retains some of the "oomph" and riffage of Hard Rock, but those tendencies are now filtered through the band's more progressive imaginings. Fans of new ProgRock will find Cave In's artistic bent and creative song structuring appealing, as will fans of more experimental Rock acts like A Perfect Circle or Radiohead. Also on the bill is aggro-rockers The Icarus Line
, who possess the volatility of Black Flag and the intimidating swagger of The Jesus Lizard. The L.A.-based group are currently supporting their new album Mono
At Top Cat's on Sunday. -- M.B.