20:16 - Apothecary Getting on the new Weekend Nachos now. Fucking savage, as usual. Shame these guys broke up
20:01 - LuciferOfGayness Guys, music cant be boring in itself, thats a big misconception. Its only you guys, nothing else
20:00 - yvesson Hej, also cradle of filth had some good stuff again, without the magics of their early albums. Sepultura and metallica are still lost, though.
19:52 - yvesson Hej, I considered metal boring since the early 2000's, but I discovered some bands I considered lost went back to the right track, like testament, overkill, megadeth, pestilence, atheist, all releasing brutal stuff again.
That pretty much sums up Kylesa's Ultraviolet. In a world of generic and boring sludge bands that rely on the same rolling and rolling riffs that are overused again and again, Kylesa manages to do something totally off the beaten path. Be (somewhat) original.
This is good. Take your standard Savannah sludge release, and add a nice dose of acid. Boom, you've got Ultraviolet. The standard heavy-hitting, downtuned riffs that everyone loves are still as present as ever, the "air-drum on your van's steering wheel" drum fills and punk influenced beats are still in the mix. The "pleasantly" gruff female voice of Laura Pleasants* is still a charging force in the sound. So, by now you're probably wondering where the "(somewhat) original" comes in.
Unspoken is a sweet as hell song. Having gone back from Exhausting Fire and looked up the previous 3 albums, you can definitely see the progression, although I feel perhaps the biggest jump happened between here and EF's more hard rock feel, and something perhaps got lost in translation that led to that album's relative weaknesses. ST, SS and UV are all strong efforts I'm glad EF led me to discover though