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“Time Will Fuse It’s Worth” by Kylesa

Artist: Kylesa
Title: “Time Will Fuse It’s Worth”
Label: Prosthetic Records
Release Date: 10/31/2006
Genre: Sludge Punk Rock
Rating: 3/5

They might label this group as a Sludge band but oddly enough, I didn’t hear as much of that and instead found the total and unbridled fury of Hardcore, blended in with some brave Psychedelic experimentation. Savannah Georgia’s Kylesa is one of those bands that seem to move out of a defined box and offers their listeners a twist of old school Metal that is mixed in with the classic Punk from a time long ago. On top of the gritty/dirty sound, there is a strong Psychedelic Jam band groove going on which makes this interesting to find with Hardcore vocals being used over the riffs. A lot of the recording comes off with a“live” feel and one can almost imagine that they are sitting in the rehearsal space with the group as they perform the music on this album. The lineup of the quintet is comprised of Corey Barhorst (bass/vocals), Phillip Cope (guitar/vocals), Laura Pleasants (guitar/vocals), Jeff Porter (drums) and Carl McGinley (drums/noise). The size of the band for this kind of music allows for a little more use of experiment and with a dual male and female vocal, they allow for different feels to be attempted. I would have liked to see the use of more melodic vocals than they delivered and felt that they did not truly take advantage to the potentially different tones each could have tried since both seem to sing darker and rougher on all the tracks.
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