21:46 - Hex_Omega It's not an easy-listening album thats for sure. From the 2h+ albums this is the most accessible for me [link]
21:44 - Zaphod Yeah, I knew you've had it for a while. Definitely a long album, but also one of my favorites from 2012.
21:43 - Erik M. Zaphod, haha yeah it did. For the record, I own the album for 6-7 months already but only checked it out once back then and then ignored it for months. Now I finally love it though. Still a too long album if you ask me.
21:41 - Zaphod I prefer re-record of "Kingdom" and the original of "Hyperdrive". Erik, wow, took you a while didn't it? :D
21:38 - Hex_Omega I also like both versions of Hyperdrive.
21:34 - Erik M. Love it when the black metal kicks in. Those moments are great. Never heard a band that has such good transitions between (funeral) doom and BM.
21:33 - Hex_Omega @Lit. Yes it is nice but I still like earlier version and Physicist album.
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.