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Capleton, “Reign of Fire” [VP Records]

Mr. Lucky   8/14/2006   A Library

The heat is on! After his last lukewarm album Capleton has risen from the ashes with Reign of Fire. This album has Capleton back in top form, blazing lyrics in his signature rasp. He manages to stretch his voice back & forth between a sputtering blast, a straining throaty growl, & a comical falsetto, sometimes all in the same song. The subject matter bears heavy Rasta influence with constant praise for H.I.M. throughout, but there are also a number of love songs (Sunshine Girl w/ Steven Marley & In Her Heart) as well as warnings for the heathen dem (That Day Will Come, Steppin Up, Never Share). His fiery delivery is compelling & is no doubt the reason this deejay has remained one of the most popular among the reggae massive, rootsmen and rudebwoys alike. Another reason why this album is his best since More Fire is the selection on riddims is excellent this time around. The Hard Times, Kopa, Red Alert, Forever Loving Jah, and Chrome are some of the riddims you’ll hear. Keep it blazing with the Prophet! – Mr Lucky
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