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Release date: 17 March 2009
Style: Sludge metal


8.5 | 141 votes


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01. Scapegoat
02. Insomnia For Months
03. Said And Done
04. Unknown Awareness
05. Running Red
06. Nature's Predators
07. Almost Lost
08. Only One
09. Perception
10. To Walk Alone

Lyrics (10)

Phillip Cope - guitar, vocals, samples
Laura Pleasants - guitar, vocals
Carl McGinley - drums, piano
Eric Hernandez - drums, bass, guitar
Javier Villegas - bass

Additional info
Recorded at different times during the months of July, August and October 2008 at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC.
Produced by Phillip Cope.
Head engineers: Steve Slavich and Jay Matheson.
Assistant engineers: Zac Thomas, Phillip Cope and Carl McGinley.
Mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B Mastering.
Artwork and layout by John Dyer Baizley.
All music by Coper, Pleasants, McGinley, except for "Insomnia for Months" (by Hernandez).
All lyrics by Cope, Pleasants.

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19.03.2010 a nice raging slab, Static Tensions retains a more raw sludge approach when compared to their fellow Georgians Baroness' and Mastodon's 2009 releases. Some great riffs, two drummers drumming, and harsh shouted male throat work balanced with some pleasant female vocals make for a compelling and enjoyable listen.

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The Benighted - 25.07.2011 at 01:31  
Rating: 9 This album absolutely kills.
Boxcar Willy - 21.06.2012 at 21:15  
Rating: 9 Fun album.
squidrick420 - 21.06.2013 at 10:41  
Rating: 10 Just saw them live and they played plenty of this album \m/
snake? snaaaake! - 16.08.2013 at 11:59  
  First half of the album, apart from the opener is pretty shite. It starts to pick up again at running red.
BloodJuNkie - 22.12.2013 at 14:34  
  In my humble opinion this album would be better with other vocalist than this one!
Alex F - 08.08.2014 at 04:10  
Rating: 9 This album never gets old
Lit. - 08.08.2014 at 05:36  
  This album got old for me the first spin. It's not bad, but I got the whole "Why should I listen to this when there's better bands out there?"
Paz - 08.08.2014 at 17:44  
  I'm closer to the statement: "I must listen to this because there's no better bands out skillfully combining psychedelia and sludge".
Troy Killjoy - 08.08.2014 at 17:50  
  Ya, Kylesa are pretty great at what they do. Lit. just never has anything positive to say about anything on here.
Alex F - 08.08.2014 at 18:12  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.08.2014 at 17:50

Ya, Kylesa are pretty great at what they do. Lit. just never has anything positive to say about anything on here.

Yeah fuck off Lit. No one does what Kylesa do as well as Kylesa does....
Ilham - 11.09.2014 at 02:18  
Rating: 8 I would love to know the names of the better bands, because if they're just as good as this, I'm interested.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.09.2014 at 02:30  
  In terms of psychedelic sludge SubRosa and Bloody Panda are the only Kylesa-toppers I can think of, but then they all sound a bit different to Kylesa anyway.
Ilham - 11.09.2014 at 02:32  
Rating: 8 Yeah it's not exactly the same thing really. Wouldn't say they top them either, never actually put them in comparison.
Boxcar Willy - 11.09.2014 at 06:36  
Rating: 9 Great album, but question...

Ky-less-a or Ky-lee-sa?
musclassia - 29.10.2015 at 16:46  
Rating: 8 "Only One" is a sweet ass track. Delving into Kylesa's back cat as a mildly enjoyed Exhausting Fire and hear their previous few records were much better - they've clearly lightened up since this, but whilst the sludgy/stoner psychedelic hard rock from EF is appealing, I do enjoy this record rather a lot

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