Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Static Tensions is the fourth album from Savannah, Georgia metal mavens Kylesa and it may well be the best damn album the band’s released and one of the finest of 2009, metal or otherwise.
  2. Kylesa's lyrics lean towards the abstract and personal. They avoid grand gestures or obvious themes that allow for easy grasp. This time, though, grasp is almost moot. The band has etched light, dark, sky, and earth so deftly onto wax that it vibrates the very soul.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 13, 2012
    8
    Absolutely amazing album, it's actually the only album by them I've enjoyed but did they ever step their game up. If you like ProgressiveAbsolutely amazing album, it's actually the only album by them I've enjoyed but did they ever step their game up. If you like Progressive metal or Sludge you're guaranteed to love it. Full Review »
  2. AlexM
    Jul 14, 2009
    8
    Highly influenced by Sabbath (you can probably hear Iron Man here and there). Lots of powerful rhythms, starting with their first track Highly influenced by Sabbath (you can probably hear Iron Man here and there). Lots of powerful rhythms, starting with their first track Scapegoat. The vocal sometimes sounds like Ministry (dont ask me why) and the drummer makes an excellent job. Overall a very good album to put in his collection near The Sword's albums. (sorry for my bad English). Full Review »