No Virtue is a mature album, which this Canadian band from Ontario gave birth to in the US 6 years after their last EP and 10 from their debut album, Monolith.
Finally, after years of silence, on October 11th 2019, they managed to self-produce No Virtue with a more complex sound, a search for more modern and electronic melodies.
No Virtue opens perfectly with the single ‘No Virtue’, which brings back an early 2000s vibe reminiscent of Linking Park, while the track ‘Ride’ does the same.
Then we move onto ‘Resurface’, ‘Commonality’ and ‘Black Mamba’ that have a more Prog Rock imprint and falls within and fully satisfy my tastes.
‘Caught up’, ‘Takes and Takes’, ‘WWR’ and ‘Undertow’ have a more Indie and Alternative sound, while ‘Serpentine’ is definitely a gem, surprising and energetic, with a Hardcore tune.
In a nutshell, with No Virtue, Sights & Sounds are certainly able to satisfy a wider audience, touching the various tentacles of Rock ranging from Indie, to Alternative, to then touching Prog and Hardcore tips.
My vote is 9.5/10
Written by Taz.