Kylesa is a conundrum. They straddle so many genres and styles of music that it is almost fruitless to attempt to classify them. However, I believe that this fact is part of their appeal where in other bands' cases, it would be a detriment. Regardless, their new album, Time Will Fuse its Worth, marks the addition of two new drummers to replace the one that exited.
Time Will Fuse its Worth begins with an eerie tribal like introduction that gives way to the fury of "What Becomes an End." Laura - one of the vocalists - really kicks this song off well. It's a blistering song that has a nice tempo change during the "chorus" that really gives the song a nice dynamic. The bridge is killer as the other of the male vocalists bellows out some ridiculous sounds before breaking into a kind of trippy sounding instrumental part. The end of the song is fitting for how "Hollow Severer" has subtle melodic undertone while still maintaining its thick, distorted sound. This track has a real quiet jammed out section that was totally unexpected. Kylesa seems to be playing with dynamics even more than usual in this song. There are certain bits and pieces that the dual drummers can be heard doing more intricate parts.
This album has more ambient tones to it than that of their last album. It effectively increases the band's ability to toy with dynamics and the dual drummers make definite impacts on the record as a hold. This is aptly illustrated on "Where the Horizon Unfolds." The song has a quiet start that gives way to a vicious rhythmic pattern in the music. By the time the vocalists join the fray, the track reaches a fevered pitch. It has a caustic feel to the mood. It is easily my favorite found on Time Will Fuse its Worth. At the same time there is a track like "Between Silence and Sound" that could almost be described as jam-band-ish until the band explodes when the vocals come into the mix. Then the song fades out as strangely as it begins.
Kylesa truly makes strides with Time Will Fuse its Worth. Their aggressive sound and style are still present, but it has been augmented with the addition of two new drummers as well as utilization of different instrumentation and incorporation of new musical territory for them. It is a nice progression from their last album, To Walk a Middle Course. The addition of the extra drummer makes for some pummeling moments that definitely augment the rhythm section. It is a visceral auditory experience and well worth the price of admission.