Welcome to Sky Valley

Welcome to Sky Valley

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by Kyuss
     
 

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After creating a classic with their second album, Blues for the Red Sun, desert metal gods Kyuss faced the unenviable task of delivering the goods once again for a new label, Elektra Records. And they almost pulled it off with 1994's stellar Welcome to Sky Valley

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After creating a classic with their second album, Blues for the Red Sun, desert metal gods Kyuss faced the unenviable task of delivering the goods once again for a new label, Elektra Records. And they almost pulled it off with 1994's stellar Welcome to Sky Valley. The album's 13 songs are divided into three "suites" which fully display the band's impressive creative range, from furious metal to psychedelic grooves, and anything in between. The first and most consistent of these suites starts with the huge guitar riff of "Gardenia" (which resembles molten lava flowing down the side of a volcano), continues into the moody space jam instrumental "Asteroid," and culminates in the strangely titled yet superbly diverse "Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop." Other highlights include the solid thrashing of "100 Degrees," the prog rock instrumental "Whitewater," and the rather mellow (by Kyuss standards) "Demon Cleaner." But no song exemplifies the Kyuss sound as well as the aptly titled "Odyssey," which opens suite number three and provides a veritable blueprint of the band's unique combination of ingredients. The track begins with a cryptic melody, explodes into a ferocious riff, glides into a psychedelic bridge, then returns to full-throttle for its conclusion.

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Release Date:
06/28/1994
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596157124
catalogNumber:
61571
Rank:
40013

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Welcome to Sky Valley 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, this album is just great all over, and i love the way they have grouped their songs, its a new idea that works great. i can not explain to you how good this is, so get the album for yourself. You wont regret it
Guest More than 1 year ago
While Blues for the Red Sun is a phenomenal work of musical genius, Welcome to Sky Valley is Kyuss' masterpiece. If there was ever a single CD to be listened to while driving through the vast stretches of open desert, making the drug-induced (or not) mirages come to life, this is it. Gardenia, Space Cadet, and Whitewater are easily three of the greatest songs ever written. Go pick up this CD today if you can find it, or order it online, you will not be disappointed.