Denying theWest, the powerhouse debut from Chicago’s Das Kapital, features ten melodic, raw rock
‘n’ roll tracks that hearken back to the greats of Midwestern punk such as Hüsker Dü and The
Replacements. Singer/guitarist Marc Ruvolo is known for interesting lyrical subjects, and he
certainly does not disappoint here, offering up sincere meditations on freedom, religion and death
alongside urgent, insistent tunes.