Although hard rock is a genre that's aimed almost exclusively at guitar worshippers and other testosterone addicts, Cave In, with Planes Mistaken for Stars and Eiffel, Monday, January 8, at the Cat, finds a style that can satisfy the typical long-haired crowd as well as cerebral indie rockers. Though the quartet cut its teeth emulating the fast-action riffs of speed metal, its latest offering, Jupiter, expands its repertoire to engulf both the dynamic tempo shifts of hard-edged emo and the far-reaching arrangements of progressive rock. Well-versed and witty, Cave In's songs have an uncommonly cunning heft. Dark, brooding guitars flit between ominous expanses to create a leaden groove reminiscent of Black Sabbath. A perfect band for Denver's closet metalheads, Cave In throws down a set anyone can rock out to and not be embarrassed to admit it.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.