When Laura Pleasants was part of Kylesa’s 2001 formation, she was a college student who participated in the burgeoning Metal project largely for kicks.
“I was like, ‘I want to do this now while I can before I got stuck in a job or a family where I won’t be able to just leave for whatever,’ ” recalls the guitarist and singer.
However, the band never broke up.
Kylesa’s sound has developed from stormy, burly Sludge Metal into something fated for broader classification — something willing to be poppier. Now, the Savannah, Ga.-based five-piece chooses to carefully dissect rather than completely decimate.
Kylesa plays Southgate House Wednesday with High on Fire and Torche. Go here to read Reyan Ali's full Sound Advice recommendation and to get show and club details.