Kylesa / Static Tensions
Album: Static Tensions   Collection:General
Artist:Kylesa   Added:Jul 2009
Label:Prosthetic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-08-02 Pull Date: 2009-10-04 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 4 Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 9
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 30, 2023: Oh Messy Life
Said And Done
4. Sep 05, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton - He Can't Be All 4 At Once
Said And Done
2. Oct 03, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Very Close To TheEdit
Unknown Awareness
5. Sep 02, 2009: Brownian Motion
Running Red
3. Oct 01, 2009: A2Z
Said And Done
6. Aug 29, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Surreal Cage Match
Running Red

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-10-09
Heavy Sludgey Rawk/Modern Metal with dual male/female vocals. You have heard of Kylesa by now, no? Well, expect lots of hard drumming (they have 2 of ‘em), heavy but often odd-metered guitars and a bunch of rumbling bass. They’re starting to play around more with expanding their sound like they did on their last few but this still sound pretty fresh & worth your time.

(((1))) Clicky beats & low tuned, sludge guitars & some good vocals & pacing. The 2 drummers are kinda pointless here.
(((((2))))) Rather heavy riff mixed with Laura’s melodic vocals and Phillips more hardcore-ish vocals. Good basic riffage with some good stop/starts. Very catchy though it drags a tad.
((((((3)))))) Classic & typical Kylesa style: Heavy, direct and thundering. Great melodic break around 2:50. Conjures images of rust & decaying landscapes.
((((((4)))))) Drifty but still rockin’ guitars, big bass & drums and well sung vocals.
(((((((5))))))) Slow & spacey with Lydia Lunch-like vocals & Slayer-ish riffs move around. GREAT chorus & backing riff! This song should be mega.
((((((6)))))) Storm & ambient sounds, big riff and huge male vocals, more awesome riffs & female vocals and back again. Like a REALLY HEAVY version of Fugazi.
(((((7)))) Bombastic riffs but more paced and wah-wah guitars. Good playing but kinda stiff here & there.
(((8))) Mastodon-ish noodly guitars a double drums but the best part is the vocals. Otherwise woulda been a throwaway tune.
(((9))) Part epic-y Neurosis, part heavy psych that doesn’t have much a direction and some old Am Rep label noise rawk thing. Not bad but too scattered.
((((10)))) Heavy psych & dual drums (would be better with just one), lotsa wah-wah and some trippy vocals gets heavier around 3 mins in.

Track Listing
1. Scapegoat   6. Nature's Predators
2. Insomnia For Months   7. Almost Lost
3. Said And Done   8. Only One
4. Unknown Awareness   9. Perception
5. Running Red   10. To Walk Alone