Album Review: Vault 51 – “Kid”

As a pure rock record, Vault 51’s Kid covers all the bases, playing out like a rollercoaster throughout its six tracks. Opening with heavy riffs, big choruses and gritty vocals on the crunchy “Thirty-Six,” Kid hits its first big drop on the album’s heaviest output “We Don’t Care,” a beefy radio-ready track equipped to take its place next to the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ and Trapt’s of the world. The album plummets into a valley on lead single “Magnolia,” a memorable mid-tempo rocker that still manages to pack a punch thanks to a litany of screams from frontman Landon Jones, “Wildfire” expands the reaches of Kid with expansive hooks, the ethereal “Mourning View” is somber and haunting and closer “Sincerely Me” brings everything full circle with chunky guitars and swirling vocals. You can never have too many good rock records and Vault 51’s Kid surely classifies as such.  

Go Download: “Magnolia”