"Lost In Darkness And Distance" By Kill No Albatross (Burlington, ON, Canada)/Prog Rock/Released May 2017
For our first feature of a band outside of America we take a look at Ontario, Canada’s Kill No Albatross. While a relatively new project having just been founded in November 2016, the band has a much longer history under their former name Gatling. Under the Gatling name the band has had some of their songs featured in the popular Rock Band video game series. As Kill No Albatross the band has just released a debut three track EP titled Lost In Darkness And Distance which was produced by Wayne Cochrane (Protest The Hero, Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats).
Kill No Albatross blend a number of elements to create their sound. A few elements of metal, the technical instrumentation and composition of progressive rock, and the accessibility and hooks of hard rock. The record’s three tracks are consistent in their use of atmospheric vibe balanced out with dexterous guitar rock making their more progressive influences such as Devin Townsend and Deftones more evident. Vocalist Kyle Collins sports a charismatic voice that ranges from raspy grit to emotional high notes that is integral to the band’s sonic identity.
With this first sample of music from Kill No Albatross the band is establishing their sound with some attention grabbing tracks that can gain the respect of discerning music critics while still grabbing the ears of more casual rock fans.It’ll be interesting to see what directions the band can push their sound to in the future with a larger display of songs that can allow for more variety. Lost In Darkness And DIstance already shows the band has a grip on balancing the heavy, the melodic, and the technical. And with those abilities mastered there is a deep well of creativity that can be unearthed in their music future.