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Release date: 24 May 2013
Style: Sludge metal


7.7 | 101 votes


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01. Exhale
02. Unspoken
03. Grounded
04. We're Taking This
05. Long Gone
06. What Does It Take
07. Steady Breakdown
08. Low Tide
09. Vulture's Landing
10. Quicksand
11. Drifting

The Best Sludge / Stoner Metal Album Of 2013

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Staff review by
Boxcar Willy

Totally Groovy maaaaaaaaan.

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.

published 24.05.2013 | Comments (6)

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Paz - 30.04.2013 at 19:38  
  Another new single sounds good!

Alex F - 16.05.2013 at 21:46  
Rating: 7 The whole thing is streaming here. I won't give any opinions until I've gotten through the album once or twice.
Boxcar Willy - 17.05.2013 at 03:42  
  Sounds awesome. Like, really awesome.
PocketMetal - 22.05.2013 at 14:58  
  ^ awesome indeed , I'm falling in love with this band. :p
tea[m]ster - 09.06.2013 at 18:21  
Rating: 8 Checked this out. I like it. Very technical for sludge metal.
Night Sight - 10.06.2013 at 17:57  
  That's good album.i love that.
InnerSelf - 07.11.2013 at 19:37  
Rating: 9 I love the variation between the groovy riffs and the mid-tempo melodic moments ... marvelous album!
boo-boo - 10.01.2014 at 16:25  
Rating: 8 I love it, especially Long Gone.
Lord Dimitriy - 16.01.2014 at 10:41  
Rating: 9 They've got their unique well-shaped sound! This album is not weak or boring! It's needed to listen to it for several times to taste it.
Troy Killjoy - 02.04.2014 at 03:27  
  Love the way Exhale kicks this thing off. Such a fun and absorbing album.
Angel N. - 24.08.2014 at 12:12  
Rating: 7 Though it's a real enjoyable album, I can't deny that in some moments they go cheesy.
musclassia - 29.10.2015 at 18:16  
Rating: 8 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

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