KEN mode unleash the caustic ‘Loved’. The new album sees the Juno-winning power-trio (in the most literal sense of the term) return to their noise-rock roots in the most thunderous of ways. KEN (Kill Everyone Now) Mode, led by the brothers Matthewson (guitarist/vocalist Jesse & drummer Shane), deploy waves of unnerving atonal riffage, churning bass propulsion, pummeling drums and vocals that positively drip with venom. Like some of the genre’s finest albums, everything about ‘Loved’ is on overdrive, and delivered with a morose cynicism to ensure uneasy listening. For two decades, crafting forward-thinking heavy rock has been KEN mode’s raison d’etre, and ‘Loved’ is yet another outstanding addition to their vital catalog.