In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…” This is true in most aspects of life, but is especially true for the members of Caustic Casanova. This Washington D.C. rock band has gone through several tough times since their birth in 2005, nearly breaking up and going their seperate ways. In the past 10 years, Caustic Casanova has released three albums, Someday You Will Be Proven Correct receiving the most fame. But now, it is time for their fourth LP, Breaks, to be released.
After losing the original guitarist and almost losing Stefanie Zaenker to a nearly fatal accident, the band has come back in spectacular fashion to release these seven unique and vast tracks.
You can’t pin this album down in a single genre. It is a rock album, but it is psychedelic, punk, grunge, metal and so many more. This album, besides being a great listen, is almost a résumé; a, “look what we can do” type of album that fires on all cylinders.
Each song feels like it was picked from a different album, but they blend together well. Fans of Black Sabbath, as well as fans of Queens of the Stone Age and even Explosions in the Sky will find tracks on this album to enjoy. Caustic Casanova has tried to break down the walls between genres and fans and create a blanket album to cover all fans.
The truly interesting thing is that none of the songs feel rushed, cheated or forced. Caustic Casanova actually seems like they excel in all of these areas. There is not a bad song on this album and it is impossible to tell which style is their favorite.
The only problem that I can mention is the length of the tracks. The shortest track is 4:09 and the longest is 12:26. The album, all of seven songs, is nearly an hour long and you can feel the dip in the middle. But when you reach the last song, you are caught right back up in the energy that has kept Caustic Casanova together all these years.
Caustic Casanova will release Breaks on September 25, 2015. They will also be touring throughout the US.
Tracks to remember: Show Some Shame, The Painted Desert
Tracks to forget: Elect My Best Friend for a Better World