16:29 - Karlabos McCartney? He had a pretty famous grind/bm band didn't he? But they disbanded on 1970
16:07 - Apothecary I really love Ethan McCarthy's "BM + grind + sludge" approach that really seems to run throughout all the bands he's in. I haven't been able to find anything that quite sounds like this [link]
14:24 - Karlabos That's just because there are lots of dungeon synth bands played black on some point and then changed the style or vice-versa, or play black/dungeon synth on the same album.
14:13 - Hex_Omega Iron Maiden + Judas Priest = Hallowed By The Priest [link]
14:06 - BlackEssence But many of the dungeon synth authors are considere as atmo black.
13:33 - Bad English I hate that weird old latter as Icelandics uses and that dude looks like Hells Angel Iceland CXhapter member, coold old man soon my beard will be sa,e
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