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On the Record: The Albums That Shaped Caracal

It's been a while but come 18th December, Caracal officially launches their second studio effort Welcome the Ironists. The band has played shows constantly since the release of their debut album Bear. Shark. Wolf., a record best known for its unflinching aggressiveness balanced with a strong sense of melodic and accessible structures. Ever since being signed to eclectic record label KittyWu Records, the band has been hard at work producing what they call their "most cohesive and affecting album to date".

Being an album-centric band certainly requires a healthy dose of record-spinning; taking time to sit down and listen to records made by other artists, learning the many elements of what it takes to create a well-recorded album. We decided to put some of the band to task and find out the albums that inspired Welcome the Ironists, the ones they wish they made and the ones they'll never listen to again.

CARACAL'S WELCOME THE IRONISTS ALBUM LAUNCH


THE RECORDS THAT INSPIRED OUR OWN

Envy on the Coast - Lowcountry


He Is Legend - It Hates You

Martin (drums): That record is a timeless southern-psychedelic rock masterpiece that all of us dig a lot.


THE RECORDS WE JAM AT 2AM ON THE ROAD

Flume - self-titled


Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour


Caspian - Waking Season


THE RECORDS WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR EVER AGAIN

EDM TOP 50


Arnold Schwarzenegger and various artists - Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Body Workout

Jude (bass): Never. Ever. Again.


Arcane Roots - Blood and Chemistry


THE RECORDS THAT NEVER FAIL TO MAKE US CRY

Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Thrice - Major/Minor


Oasis - Be Here Now


The Records That Make Us Proud to Be Singaporean


Plainsunset - The Gift


Amterible - Agrovillain

Jude (bass): The most Singaporean band without the cheese but more of the furious ska-punk beats, fun melodic vocals and a riot of a personality as a whole band. Definitely makes me proud as hell.


B-Quartet - Tomorrow is Our Permanent Address

Martin (drums): This album, along with The Gift, are truly inspiring records by two inspiring bands.


Sillhouette - Discover


The Records With the Most Secondary School Feels

Funeral for a Friend - Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation


Rage Against the Machine - self-titled 

Jude (bass): I first heard this album when i was 14 and never looked back on heavy music ever since. I was blown away by the aggressive melodic riffage from Tom Morello combined with Zack de la Rocha's groovy rap vocals. It spurred me to be a better guitar player, musician and rebellious student.


Brand New - Deja Entendu


Green Day - Dookie 


The Records You’d Least Expect Us to Listen to

Mac Miller - Watching Movies With the Sound Off 


Nujabes - Modal Soul


Ace of Base - The Sign


The Records We Wish We Made

Thrice - Vheissu


Thrice - The Illusion of Safety

Jude (bass): Personally, every single song on that album was perfect on every level of feels and music. Every lyric, melody and riff were ahead of their time when they wrote that album I believe.


The Records That Scared Us As a Child

Slipknot - IOWA


Arnold Schwarzenegger and various artists - Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Body Workout

Jude (bass): Never. Ever. Again.


Enya - Paint the Sky with Stars 


Disturbed - The Sickness

Martin (drums): In 2000, I got really scared of 'Down With The Sickness'.



The Records We Hate By Bands We Like

Incubus - If Not Now, When? 


Lower than Atlantis - self-titled


Emery - We Do What We Want


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