From the Vaults, Vol. 1

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    60
    hose unfamiliar with the works of Kylesa would be better off to experience the full-force of their psych and sludge collision--as heard on the band's later studio albums--and leave From the Vaults, Vol.1 resting in the hands of the curious and the completist.
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    60
    The best odds and sods collected here are those on which they stray from relentless shouting.
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  1. Nov 25, 2012
    7
    Kylesa mixes in the right amount of sludge, death, and post punk to produce a unique blend of metal that only Kylesa can make. It has takenKylesa mixes in the right amount of sludge, death, and post punk to produce a unique blend of metal that only Kylesa can make. It has taken them more than a few albums to get it right, and with their two most recent albums one can only guess how epic the next one will be. If this is a "tie over" for hardcore fans, it's a very good one. The mere mention of "vaults" can instantly lead one to imagine garagey recordings on a battered 8 track with some happy accidents occuring in between songs. This album DOES NOT sound anything like a cash grab or something only ardent fans could love. It sounds like a real album, and everything stands out uniquely. With a chick singer/guitarist and two simultaneous drummers, Kylesa is already outside the norm of most metal bands. This mix-tape of covers and old stuff establishes them as true heavyweights alongside the likes of Mastodon and Baroness. But if this album is a sign of things to come, Kylesa will be keeping things dark and heavy. Full Review »