Many people scoff at Canada's "supposed" rock scene. Much of Canadian music exports to the world have been corporate schlock rock a la Nickelback and Theory of a Dead Man, emo-pop a la Hedley and Simple Plan, adult contemporary a la Celine Dion, or safe and hipster-friendly indie pop rock a la Hey Rosetta!, the Arcade Fire and Metric. Granted, the Arcade Fire is an excellent band, but we're definitely not known for having much edge. FFWD recently ran an interesting article on the subject of Canadian music being boring here.
But for those who have lost faith in Canadian rock, Vulture Kult deliver a 9-track outburst of unholy noise on their sophomore full-length release appropriately titled "Don't Let Rock N' Roll Ruin Your Life". Equal parts Black Halos, AC/DC and Black Sabbath, the Saskatoon-based power duo may not be reinventing the wheel, but they're certainly a good time, and it's refreshing to hear a band calling themselves rock and actually living up to the title. Tracks like "Electric Medication" and "Vultures from Above" deliver no-frills, no fat slabs of catchy underground anthems with thick grooves and raspy vocals reminiscent of original AC/DC singer Dave Evans.
Stream the full album "Don't Let Rock N' Roll Ruin Your Life" below: