I remember coming across the promising young Canadian band Today I Caught The Plague; their name evoked a certain breed of progressive-tinged metalcore, and their sound followed in suit, comparable to The Human Abstract and Protest the Hero. Since those days, the band have changed their name to The Kindred and signed with Sumerian Records. When that sort of shift happens, one could easily suspect some disastrous change in sound, and while there’s a shift in sound that came with the name change, it’s likely for the better!
The Kindred’s latest single ‘Heritage‘ isn’t even remotely metalcore like the band’s early work would have implied. Instead, there’s some weirdly flamboyant prog rock with folky textures that bring to mind the recently disbanded(?) Fair To Midland. Good to see that need for oddball art rock was quickly filled! Check it out below:
How much do you want to bet that this will be the best album Sumerian releases all year? Life in Lucidity will be released February 25th.