Progressive metallers The Kindred are currently out on the road jammed on a bill with Between The Buried And Me, Deafhaven and Intronaut, which should give you some idea of where there Sumerian-signed Canadians sit musically. They’ve also been name-dropped alongside everyone from Clutch to Protest The Hero, so make of that what you will because if, like me, your head starts to hurt when you think of the big riffs of Clutch mixed with the intricacy and depth of the progressive-metal scene, you wait till you actually give Life In Lucidity a spin because you’re in for a real experience.
Loaded with intense moments and some magnificent guitar work, we managed to grab some time to speak with guitarist Ben John Davis about his key gear and the role it played in the new album Life in Lucidity.
Sumerian Records has signed Ottawa, Canada’s progressive rock sextet, The Kindred. Formerly known as Today I Caught The Plague, the band is no stranger to road or studio. They successfully self-financed a full-length disc in 2011, which cultivated tours with bands such as Protest the Hero, The Devin Townsend Project, Periphery, The Faceless, Jeff Loomis, and Scale the Summit. The group’s well-proven work ethic and sustainable functionality as a unit speaks for itself on their upcoming release; an album which seamlessly and tastefully blends modern progressive elements, while at times creating tones reminiscent of classic artists such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.