Review: Kill Chicago – The Grey (Independent)

Kill ChicagoOn their debut release The Grey, Fredericton’s Kill Chicago successfully mine the territory laid down by rock legends such as Led Zeppelin, while also showing influence of Clash-inspired reggae, the blues and more. The end result is an album that is both muscular but with a generous share of melodic moments that inevitably steer the record towards greatness, with a tightness and coherence that betrays their relative short tenure as a group. Album highlights include the poppy “Sweetest Voice”, the pulsating “Take The City,” and “Sharing Space.” If Kill Chicago pulled this great record out as a debut, it’s going to be thrilling to see where they go next.