In this hybrid of speed metal and rap, Xombie’s Capital X EP have a good collection of tracks that will be get your attention for sure, and even enjoy listening. But it’s really nothing new or groundbreaking.
Both the music and lyrics are powerful but it’s nothing we haven’t heard before from past rap/metal bands. It’s unfair to say previous rap/metal bands have done it better but it is fair to say Xombie are too late to the game to bring us anything new and fresh from this genre.
Had Xombie been around during rap/metal’s heyday diehards of the music would all be chanting their lyrics, I’m quite sure of it. With that said Capital X shouldn’t be overlooked for it’s not a bad album but the problem is that the music in general feels out-of-date in this age where most musical genres are having a tough time redefining themselves.