Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
Kylesa is a band from Savannah, GA…that i hadn’t really heard of, being that I’m not heavy into a lot of metal – though I’m not opposed to it. However, I do like a little psyche rock, when I come across it. The mixture of the two really make the whole thing sound like a giant bomb is going off in your ear – audio warfare, if you will.
With the right headphones or stereo, it feels like a wall of sound coming at you in tsunami waves. It can be straight metal….then psych…but then it can go into late 90s/early 00s post-punk…..and they like to mix it up (“Drop Out” is a good example.) The vocals are good, and not overbearing. But I really come away loving it the density and clarity of each sound they create, and the excellent pacing/transitions in the mixtures of genres they use.
Pretty dope – recommended. I think it might be worthwhile to work backwards into previous work, which I read is different than this one. Could be cool to see where they’ve been.