Since 2001, Savannah, Georgia’s Kylesa have been continuously delivering some of sludge metal’s best riff filled tunes. Not to stay stagnant, as each album has been released, they have grown their sound, expanding more and more into soundscapes in your mind that you possibly haven’t ventured into before. It’s psychedelic, it’s mellow, it’s prolific and most of all, it’s heavy.
There is a certain way to downtune your guitars and successfully trample your way through melodic harmonies and Kylesa have that skill perfected.
The dual vocals of guitarists Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants give a whole new dimension with each listening experience.
Ultraviolet is the band’s sixth album and after the success of 2010’s Spiral Shadow, it was expected that they would take you further into their realm of heavy chaos with a rhythm section boasting not one but two incredible drummers.
Ultraviolet is a groundbreaking album of melancholic sludge that isn’t too short, nor long enough to bore you. It triggers all the right feelings and emotions to deliver a unique sonic experience. As long as there are bands like KYLESA around, we will be safe and secure from the mindless drivel that saturates the mainstream. File next to Baroness, Neurosis and Acid King.
Produced: Phillip Cope
Released: May 24, 2013
Genre: Sludge Metal