Kill the Reflection

New Music Critique: Kill the Reflection

Production7
Lyrics7
Music7
Vocals8
Muscianship7
7.2

Based in Oklahoma, this alt-rock trio are fronted by Morgan Routt, whose substantial lead vocals are ideally suited to the band’s relentlessly bleak depictions of wretched love and dysfunctional relationships. On “Erase,” Routt sings “I’ll be your hopeless lover.” Meanwhile, “Black Magic” ponders loneliness, desertion and regret. On “Robin,” Routt sings during a “summer rain” to a former lover as he dwells on the more disappointing aspects of their time together. Overall, there’s something alluring about this band’s downbeat vision that just isn’t mounted properly in these recordings. “Erase,” for instance, has an especially poor mix where lead vocals are way separated from the music. Keep working.

Contact: morganroutt@yahoo.com
Web: killthereflection.com
Seeking: Label, Fans
Style: Alternative Rock/Post-Punk