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Thanks to the thundering two-drummer onslaught of their live shows and the basement-punk fury of their 2009 album Static Tensions, Savannah’s Kylesa were probably already my favorite active metal band by the time they released Spiral Shadow two and a half years ago. But that album only deepened my love of this band, since it… More »

Metal in 2013 will to some extent be defined by two stories that made their debuts in April, one of which was included on our list of the month’s best songs, the other which was not but deserves to be discussed here just the same. The latter is Ghost B.C.’s Infestissumam, which was released o… More »

Clichés be damned — this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever before. Ditto the Top 20. It was such a good year that I went overboard and shifted my usual Top 30 to a Top 50. (Sure, the different between No. More »

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Kylesa – “Shaping The Southern Sky”

Last month, Georgia metal greats Kylesa announced that they've got a new album coming out: Exhausting Fire, the follow-up to 2013's great Ultraviolet. They also…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 12:14 pm
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Kylesa – “Lost And Confused”

The great Savannah, Georgia doom metal band Kylesa, quite possibly my favorite metal band working today, last left us with the 2013 album Ultraviolet. They've…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2015 - 12:34 pm
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Stream Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind

Robotic Empire has put together a second Nirvana tribute album for Record Store Day. The first one was released for last year’s RSD, and had…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 10:46 am

Kylesa – “Low Tide” Video

The great Southern fuzz-metal band Kylesa earned themselves Album Of The Week distinctions earlier this year for the searching, soaring, melodic LP Ultraviolent, and with…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Kylesa – “Unspoken” Video

We've been playing the hell out Kylesa's new record, Ultraviolet, around here -- it was our Album Of The Week the last week of May,…
Michael Nelson | June 17, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Watch Kylesa Play “To Forget,” “Said And Done,” And “Hollow Severer” In A Living Room

Georgian sludge-metal outfit Kylesa has had us at full attention these days: Tom called their new Ultravioletone of the year’s best rock LPs thus
Elliah Heifetz | June 12, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Stream Kylesa Ultraviolet

Savannah, Georgia sludge-metal warriors Kylesa started out as a slobbering two-drummer beast of a band, and they’re still that. But on their last two albums,…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2013 - 2:13 pm
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Kylesa – “We’re Taking This”

Yesterday, Kylesa topped our list of the month's best new metal, and today, they close out April with the release of a new track from…
Michael Nelson | April 30, 2013 - 1:08 pm
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Kylesa – “Vulture’s Landing”

I just spent a few hundred words discussing the ways in which Ghost B.C. are mislabeled "metal," but you could say the same thing about…
Michael Nelson | April 9, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Kylesa – “Quicksand”

The great Savannah, Georgia metal maulers Kylesa — easily my favorite metal band in the world over the last few years — have a new…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2013 - 4:35 pm
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Kylesa – “Unspoken”

Kylesa's excellent 2010 album Spiral Shadow pushed the Georgian metal band's boundaries into something else entirely -- namely, early-'90s alternative rock. That may sound like…
Michael Nelson | February 26, 2013 - 2:09 pm
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Pitchfork Festival 2011: Sunday Recap

Pitchfork Fest’s final day was a scorcher. We’re still recovering, but our tireless photog Graeme Flegenheimer braved the heat to deliver pics of Ariel Pink,…
Scott Lapatine | July 18, 2011 - 10:54 am
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Two More Reasons Kylesa’s Spiral Shadow Should Be Near The Top Of Your Year-End Metal List

If you've paid attention, you know where I stand on Kylesa's fifth album (and 2010 best of contender) Spiral Shadow. It's an album that work…
brandon | October 15, 2010 - 10:09 am
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Kylesa – “Tired Climb” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

I posted Kylesa's "Tired Climb" at the beginning of last month, reiterating the Built To Spill influence and overall excellence of the longstanding Savannah psychedelic…
brandon | October 11, 2010 - 9:44 am
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Kylesa – “Forsaken”

I've already gone on about Kylesa's forthcoming Spiral Shadow, a sure contender for metal album of the year, so I'll cut to the chase: Adult…
brandon | September 23, 2010 - 1:23 pm
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Kylesa – “Tired Climb”

As I tweeted last month, you really can hear the Built To Spill influence on longstanding double-drumming Savannah quintet Kylesa’s beyond-excellent fifth full length, Spiral
brandon | September 1, 2010 - 1:16 pm
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Haunting The Chapel: The 30 Best Metal Albums Of 2009 (Plus Dozens Of Guest Lists)

Every year I'm tempted to -- and sometimes do -- say "this has been a great year for metal." It's a toss-away idea: If you…
brandon | December 19, 2009 - 6:41 pm
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