Kylesa "From The Vaults, Vol. 1" Album Review — 4 out of 5 stars
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:30:14
Kylesa's swampy sludge is second to none.
The Savannah, GA outfit consistently pushes the boundaries of psychedelic heavy metal every time they enter the studio. 2010's Spiral Shadow remains a landmark for the genre, and the band's in the process of working on its follow-up—thankfully! In the meantime, they've dropped this fascinating collection of new, previously unreleased, and alternate material, From the Vaults, Vol. 1, and it's truly powerful in its own right.
The razor sharp stomp of "Paranoid Tempo" makes for a revved Sabbath-style romp, while "End Truth", a new cut, evinces just how unique the group's sound continues to be as layers collide into heavy bliss. Their cover of Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" truly reaches stratospheric heights especially as the impressive soloing kicks in. It's heavier than all heaven and Syd Barrett would undoubtedly be proud. He'd probably dig the rest of this collection too as it's that goddamn good…
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