Band/Artist: Vulture Kult
Album: Don’t Let Rock n’ Roll Ruin Your Life
By Michael Rand
Overall Rating: 5/5
This is the latest release from Vulture Kult, a 2 –piece Alt-Rock band from Saskatoon, Canada entitled Don’t Let Rock n’ Roll Ruin Your Life released last July. The band has made quite a name for itself including getting heavy airplay on over 2 dozen Canadian college radio chartings with debut self-titled CD, and actually played with Black Mastiff, Western Canadian tour this Fall.
Don’t Let Rock n’ Roll Ruin Your Life” 9 song CD is their latest release and the result though far from a self-indulgent ego trip, rather a moving and elegiac artistic statement from start to finish. This is not your overly predictable Ramon Noodle “Sing-Songy” Nikelback-esque Rock band. Instead this band could even be classed as a 3 genera band: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock and slight Punk. Vulture Kult have way too much precision and clarity to live in the shadows of overly-predictable Indie Rock. Indeed this is clearly evident in songs like “Cyanide Hand Grenade” and “Avenhue H.” which methodically ups the ante to a very respectable level of catchy musical craftsmanship and addictive hard rocking riff-manship that transcends pigeonholing. What’s more: the music is also commercially viable with a fresh sound and a jagged edge that holds the attentions span of the listener perfectly. In a nutshell this is Green Day meets Good Charlotte meets The Killers meets The White Stripes. This 9 song line-up appeals to many listeners with a wide variety of musical styles – but it packs a powerful punch with a powerful voice for all the rockers out there who want something more than Nikelback, Daughtry or Lifeshouse.
The Songs that stuck with me the most were: Vulture From Above and Electric Medication
Links: URL – http://vulturekult.com/
Listen to the CD @ BANDCAMP – http://vulturekult.bandcamp.com/album/dont-let-rock-n-roll-ruin-your-life
I would imagine in time we will hear more from this amazing 2 member band in the near future. No doubt Vulture Kult has carved a marketable niche for themselves thus far setting them up for marketable success down the road. But for now I can honestly say this is one artist that clearly gives you a musical snapshot that is highly original, unique and dare I say dangerous. Proceed with caution when you click the above links.