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Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)

Crackling with jam band elasticity, Kylesa's 2009 Prosthetic disc Static Tensions broke from these Savannah, Ga., marauders' more staid metal past. Spiral Shadow assimilates both paradigms as if Jane's Addiction and Kyuss shared leathers. Poster Children's indie chants underlie "Cheating Synergy," but the snake-charming slide guitar a minute and a half into "Crowded Road" plants a flag here raised again in the canyon cry of "Distance Closing In." The title track's siren riff loosens seismic depth charges. (Sunday, 2:50pm, Black stage)

***.5

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