Vulture Kult, Don’t let Rock n’ Roll Ruin your Life


About the Artist: This is the latest CD from Saskatoon Canada – 2 piece “Vulture Kult” entitled appropriately enough: Don’t let Rock n Roll Ruin Your Life released in 2012.

Meet the Band: Hans Bielefeld (Guitars, Vocals) and Bradley Friesen (Drums, Vocals)


Review: I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening 3 tracks “Electric Medication”, “Don’t Let Rock n’ Roll Ruin Your Life”, and “Vultures from Above.” They made quite the impression and each one possessed my full and unadulterated attention. To be honest: I expected cheesy Sing Songy Rock that was extremely predictable and shallow in nature — compatible for a mass audience. Well shame on me! What I discovered was actually quite the opposite. The whole CD is wonderfully conservative yet full of what I would call in your face, rocked out energy that lets it all hang out. This CD appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels and is Green Day on steriods. It reminds me a bit of Foo Fighters, The White Stripes, Weezer and even The Strokes.   I can also hear the slight Surf Punk influence in there as well like say Red Hot Chili Peppers. What I really like about Vulture Kult is there is no attempt to deliver what I call over the top pop, cheezy music with   young faces via top flight sampling, cookie cutter songwriting via a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music. None of that her. This CD has a jagged edge, and captures lighting in a bottle almost as if you were watching a band play live. In-fact this CD appeals to both advanced and novice listeners alike. Whatever kind of listening level you’re on – some will identify with things while others will not. Like a three layered cake Vulture Kult is one band that has a lot of depth and verity to their sound.   Weather it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually – if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured Vulture Kult is taking us back in the right direction with their Our Summer musical sampler. Equally as impressive   that this is a 2 piece unit.

Criticism: None!

Favorite Tracks: Title Track, Electric Medication, Go Loose

Conclusion: Vulture Kult will affirm your faith in music again. These 2 represent all that is good in music and their latest CD Don’t let Rock n Roll Ruin Your Life delivers a high-octane 9 track catalog via top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Heavy Metal, Punk, Alternative Rock.


By Michael Keith edited by Rory Richardson

[Rating: 4.5]

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