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Kylesa - Ultraviolet

7.6 | 104 votes |
Release date: 24 May 2013
Style: Sludge metal


93 have it
13 want it

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

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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30.04.2013 - 19:38
ex-News Man
Another new single sounds good!

16.05.2013 - 21:46
Rating: 7
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
The whole thing is streaming here. I won't give any opinions until I've gotten through the album once or twice.
17.05.2013 - 03:42
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Sounds awesome. Like, really awesome.
14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
22.05.2013 - 14:58

^ awesome indeed , I'm falling in love with this band. :p
09.06.2013 - 18:21
Rating: 8
Au Pays Natal
Checked this out. I like it. Very technical for sludge metal.
10.06.2013 - 17:57
Night Sight

That's good album.i love that.
Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
07.11.2013 - 19:37
Rating: 9
proofread free
I love the variation between the groovy riffs and the mid-tempo melodic moments ... marvelous album!
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
10.01.2014 - 16:25
Rating: 8

I love it, especially Long Gone.
World won't end today - it's already tomorrow in Australia.
16.01.2014 - 10:41
Rating: 9
Lord Dimitriy

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.
02.04.2014 - 03:27
Troy Killjoy
Love the way Exhale kicks this thing off. Such a fun and absorbing album.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
24.08.2014 - 12:12
Rating: 7
Evil Butterfly
Though it's a real enjoyable album, I can't deny that in some moments they go cheesy.
The Fangirl.
29.10.2015 - 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
07.12.2019 - 11:54

These guys need to come back, such a riotous band, and I still haven't seen them live.

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