from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
"More Fire" is Capleton's 8th album to date and follows last year's release "One Mission", a combination set with his compadre bobo dread Anthony B. Hitting the streets at what is Capleton's highest level of popularity since his start as a Reggae artist, this eagerly anticipated new album mainly collects the Prophet's Dancehall chart toppers from the past two years, recorded for a variety of producers including Steely & Clevie, Morgan Heritage, Louis "Flabba" Malcolm, Phillip "Fatis" Burrell, Stuart Brown and "Bulby" York & "Fatta" Marshall.|
Anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the prophecy which Capleton preaches should check out "More Fire" as it provides a good insight of an artist on a mission. Capleton can be heard speaking his words of wisdom and righteousness in the 3 interludes. His songs reflect his thoughts about Selassie I, sins and repentance, denouncing material things and corruption.
"More Fire" not only showcases that Capleton is capable of making tunes of raw beauty like for example "The More Dem Try" across the revitalized riddim of Dennis Brown's 1975 classic "No More Will I Roam", the anti-violence anthem "Jah Jah City", the wicked "Stand Tall" and the awesome "Witness", but when presented with a hardcore dancehall riddim like "Street Sweeper", "Bellyas" or "Dirty Money" he's also liable to work himself into a highly combustible state. The fericious "Final Assassin (On A Mission)" across Steely & Clevie's brutal "Street Sweeper" riddim clearly illustrates the stratospheric heights his utterance can reach...."This one's higher, higher, higherhigherhigher than Buddha!"
Capleton's fiery delivery, a champion selection of Dancehall riddims, some current Dancehall favorites, and mainly crisp production work make this album a winner and a must-have for all "firemen and firewomen" !