on 1 October 2013
Kylesa are a difficult band to describe and so is this album. The sound can be sludgy and heavy (Exhale and We're Taking This), wide and spacious (Unspoken), melancholic (Steady Breakdown), reminiscent of Pumpkins style alt rock (Vulture's Landing, Quicksand) and even venturing into coldwave-ish pop (Low Tide). The vocals are more melodic than ever before, with Laura Pleasants' dreamy voice being prominent throughout most of the album, whilst still be reinforced by Cope's hardcore yell. The influence of psychedelia is very obvious on this record, with a large range of effects and synthy noises being showcased. A very interesting album from a very interesting band that fans of Spiral Shadow will most likely enjoy a great deal.