Published Aug 30, 2018Canadian metal experimenters KEN Mode are gearing up to release their seventh album Loved later this week, but right now, you can get in on an early listen. Down below, you can stream the entire album now.
The band's Jesse Matthewson previously had this to say of Loved's genesis:
We wanted to make an album that represented a thinking person's reaction to the political/technological climate we are existing in today. We wanted to make the perfect album to put on repeat while pushing your physical limits to their maximum, if only to silence the noise that is constantly whirring around inside of your own head, even for a brief moment. We wanted tones that bash and cut, and for you to feel that desperate part of yourself clawing for a way out. And then, just when things are at their most bleak, you start to focus on what's actually being said, and you'll see the humour in absolutely everything that is transpiring before you. THAT is Loved.
Right now, you can hear how that plays out on record below.
Loved will land on August 31 through through New Damage/Season of Mist. You can see all KEN Mode's upcoming tour dates here, as well as read Exclaim!'s review of Loved here.