The Best Band in Florida is Capracide

Who will it be?

I’m sitting here staring at my computer screen trying to think of what story perfectly encapsulates the insanity that is the state of Florida. Perhaps the man who attacked another man with a samurai sword over a missing can of shrimp? The quadriplegic man whose neighbor assaulted him with a fish? What about the guy who was shot to death after a fight broke out over some utensils at a baptism party? There are just too many tales of craziness to let one sum up the state. Luckily, Florida has spawned a band that provides the perfect soundtrack to such brutal weirdo violence: Capracide.

Capracide is a 4 piece death metal band hailing and killing from Jacksonville, and upon first listen, their influences are obvious to anyone who understands the importance of Florida in the Death Metal scene. Take a little Obituary and jam it in a blender with Morbid Angel and Deicide and you have a rough idea of the metallic sex Capracide is lobbing at your earholes. I mean, just listen to this!

They don’t appear to be up to much these days, which is a damn shame because they’re the best non-headline related thing to come out of Florida in ages. Perhaps some more kind words from our other judges can sway them to get crackin’ on some new tunes for us? How about it guys?

W.: It’s unfortunate that the birthplace of death metal is so bereft of quality bands, but thankfully Capracide are here to make their forebears proud. Blending technical prowess with an old-school sensibility, Theodicy is a worthy addition to the lofty Florida canon.

Masterlord SteelDragon: My jimmies were sorely rustled upon finding that Florida, one of the primordial soups of Death Metal, wasn’t crawling with filthy, unsigned OSDM bands. To our chagrin, bands seem to prefer supplementing their metal with dubstep or some shit rather than good old-fashioned Death. Shame on them. Luckily, the torch is still lit, and is currently being fondled by the capable hands of Capracide.

Howard Dean: Capracide are a young death metal band from Jacksonville. Melding a Floridian style of death metal with a touch (or three) of progressive metal, this band has weaved their way through a pair of self-released EPs. Boasting impressive musicianship and a solid compositional foundation, Capracide blast, riff, and solo to their heart’s content. On their bandcamp page, the band states that they formed in 2009 “with the hope of putting together a musical group worthy of playing Wacken Open Air within 5 years of inception.” Those are lofty goals, but at the Toilet ov Hell, we appreciate and laud ambitious young bands. *For fans of Rivers of Nihil and Decrepit Birth!

I must agree with the sentiment that it is nice to finally see someone carrying on the Floridian legacy of swampy, stompy Death Metal. Now, as always, go let these dudes know that they’re loved on Facebook so we can get some more brutality!

Honorable Mention:

TRAUMAHAWK – Gritty, thrashy hardcore with one of the best band names in history. Check ’em on Facebook.


The Toilet ov Hell is on an absurd quest to find the best unsigned band in each state of this glorious union. The purpose? To shine the spotlight on bands that deserve more exposure. Also, we’re going to determine once and for all the greatest state in the nation. Each state winner is decided by a collection of 25 judges. After we’ve announced the winner of each state, we’re gonna throw them all in a winner-take-all bracket and leave the votes up to you. Who will be the best unsigned band in the United States? Which state is superior? We can’t wait to find out.

Previous winners:
Alabama — Phylum
Alaska — Terraform
Arizona – Take Over And Destroy
Arkansas – Torii
California – Destroy Judas
Colorado – The Sleer
Connecticut – Autumn’s Eyes
Delaware – Sloss

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