Capleton- “I-Ternal Fire”

Album Reviews | By on Jul 6th, 2010

Genre: Reggae/Dancehall
Record Label: VP Records

After a very long hiatus, Capleton is back on VP and exactly where he left off, another excellent record! 6 long years since his last release in one of my personal favorites, “Reign of Fire,” Capleton is back at it with the VP team and couldn’t come at a better time. Capleton has plugged along independently but has been relatively quiet in the mainstream reggae industry. “I-ternal Fire” has certainly put Capleton on the radar map of the industry once again after hits like “That Day Will Come, and “Jah Jah City,” and regained him to his rightful status as “The Prophet.”

Capleton, as most reggae artists, are surrounded by controversy. Due to different beliefs as teenagers and youths in Jamaica, trouble involving activists protesting here in the States has led to concert cancellations for Capleton. People change though, and may not necessarily feel that way today. “I-ternal Fire” sings about the issues in Capleton’s life, like love, troubles in the world like war, and violence in Jamaica. My favorite track is “Acres” Catchy and I love the part where he does the rap involving the Helicopter noise. I don’t think I’ve heard that before incorporating into a song and loved it! Definitely a great pick up for fans of Reggae as there are plenty of stand out tracks.

Bottom Line: Capleton has finally returned home to VP and it’s a successful return!
Notable Tracks: Acres, Mama You Strong, Global War, I’m in Love, Call I


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