KYLESA “From The Vaults, Vol. 1” – Unveiling An Exceptional Bounty Of Sonic Heaviness!

KYLESA – Fans of Kylesa know that this Savannah Georgia band can play heavy as molasses, sludgy, doomy and hard as railroad spikes, while (obviously) keeping an open mind approach to atmosphere of sound, feel, mood and vibes within each and every song they’ve ever recorded. Kylesa has never carbon copied their own creations. Kylesa is not a band built on slamming down the Metal hammer of sound and acting out the parts. No way.

With From The Vaults, Vol. 1, (releasing on November 20th, via Season Of Mist), Kylesa takes their multi-heavy genre approach to momentous heights, by offering up a combination of new, unreleased and alternate versions of songs, spanning their notable catalog of albums. New fans of Kylesa shall be born from listening to this excellent collection of songs on From The Vaults, Vol. 1.

Drained (previously unreleased Buzzov-en cover) showcases the thundering doom persona that Kylesa can unleash musically upon the senses, with an air of remarkable ease. Kylesa has taken a gilded pillar of a Pink Floyd song (Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun) and without question, have made said song their very own. The Psychedelic, Progressive and Stoner elements seem to marry into one another in (dare I say) miraculous heavy ways, while my ears inhale this Pink Floyd cover. At 6:58, this cover song is epic; the flow of musical sounds makes for a mind journey that I thank Kylesa for taking me on.

The new song on From The Vaults, Vol. 1 is End Truth. This song is dreamy, with a strong hint of melancholy and swirls of early 70’s Sabbath-like atmosphere. With that said, there is an amazing charge of relevance spilling from End Truth; so much so, that it’s a profoundly wonderful listen for me.

When one asks why a band would record alternate versions of their songs, the answer I’ll always give is: “whereas they can.” On Bottom Line II, Kylesa doesn’t hold back on a Punk spontaneity that’s built on speed, combined with a sudden and not so subtle lapse of Sludge. Another grand moment on this album.

Heavy Rock genius isn’t learned from a text-book, it’s earned from both experience and mastering one’s musical  skills. Kylesa has exemplified their genius impressively well with From The Vaults, Vol. 1. There’s no “I” in this band, just a whole lot of unique heavy that’s always a welcomed sound experience. Metal be thy name.



Laura Pleasants – guitar & vocals

Phillip Cope – guitar & vocals

Carl McGinley – drums & percussion

Eric Hernandez – bass

Tyler Newberry – drums & percussion


From The Vaults, Vol. 1 – Track Listing:

01.  Intro  **

02.  Inverse  **

03.  111 Degree Heat Index ***

04.  Between Silence and Sound II ***

05.  Paranoid Tempo  **

06.  End Truth *

07.  Bottom Line II ***

08.  Wavering **

09.  Bass Salts **

10.  Drained **

11.  Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun **

12.  Drum Jam **

* New

** Previously unreleased/limited availability

*** Alternate Version


For more info on KYLESA, click on the links below!

facebook: KYLESA



One Response to “KYLESA “From The Vaults, Vol. 1” – Unveiling An Exceptional Bounty Of Sonic Heaviness!”

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