Written by: Megan R. Buck
Atlanta, Georgia, delivers a hard hitting five piece that could be likened to a heavier Breaking Benjamin. Vault 51 who was previously under Roadrunner Records, now brings their self released six track EP, Kid, to fruition.
The listener is led in by the sound of a ticking clock, a well suited symbol of life. “Thirty Six” gives a powerful start and sets the pace for Kid. Pre-released on media platforms, like Spotify and YouTube, the track has already gained positive response.
Check out the official full length video below along with drummer, Joshua Landry’s summation on Instagram, here. “Thirty Six” has plenty to say and will surely be a timeless piece for Vault 51’s legacy.
“We Don’t Care” shows the band’s stylistic range by dipping into punk influences with its post-hardcore sound. You’ll care, promise. The band takes a tonal shift with “Magnolia,” another, pre-released track. “Magnolia” is more melodic, but doesn’t give up all the intensity that the band has built. Female vocals are threaded into the ending which is a perfect fit to a song about how “the angel you love can hurt you the most.”
If Vault 51’s goal truly was to create something beautiful before they die, as referenced in Joshua’s Instagram post, it was accomplished through Kid. Singer, Landon Jones, along with Tom Jepson (guitar/vocals), create a fascinating duality in their stylings. Kid made me ready to press download, buy tickets, and head to Atlanta for a show.