Album Review : Outre - Ghost Chants

Nowadays a lots of excellent black metal albums are releasing.In my opinion previous year was remarkable for black metal.Already a lots of good black metal album released on this year and looking forward till the end of this year. In this extreme metal music genre first wave black metal and second wave black metal bands are full of reverence.But to be honest at present a slew of newcomer bands are doing excellent job and It’s really great when your high hopes are not misplaced. When it comes to notoriety in terms of black metal bands Poland is usually not the first place that comes to mind to a vast majority of people. Although, with a more recent popularity in the underground sphere with bands such as Infernal War,Mgła,Kreigsmaschine Polish black metal has been increasing in numbers, in terms of listeners and new releases. While some clueless newbies attempting to sell their flavor of the month band to potential listeners, there are some bands that simply exist outside of pre-existing molds. Some challengers exist, such as Outre, a phenomenal addition to the Black metal roster.
On this year Cracow based enigmatic Polish black metal band Outre Unveiled their debut release on this year entitled “Ghost chants” via Third Eye Temple record label with 36:41 min running time . This new album consist with 7 tracks . Outre was formed in 2012. In before they had released their EP “Tranquility” and split with Thaw in 2013. Now I am straight going to the point about this new album .
When at first I have heard their latest studio effort for the first time I was overwhelmed and this album sounds so authentic,mature it's hard to believe it's only their debut album . Outre delivers distinctly experimental, atmospherically evil form of black metal with a little bit of the progressive leanings. Deathspell Omega fans would appreciate them for sure.This bands each and every musician did fantastic job on this album in radiant way . This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . It is really not easy to describe their musical style . A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity Despite the often fast ,furious,cacophonous black metal assaults with a lots of segments of slower tempo too where Outre combines doomier passages with cavernous drum thrashes, melancholic guitars and those effective rasps and chants .
well,their latest opus opening track is “Chant 1 - Departure” . This track starts with atmospheric slow build and eerie chanting vocal followed by an onslaught of tremulous ,dark eerie riffs and a wall of sober,slow drums and then segues with mournful clean vocals . Quickly their quasi opener “Chant 2 – Shadow” song returns to the sonic assailment and the musical style transformed into a whirlwind of guitar noise laced with aggression,deliberate cadence and progression seasonings. Their whole composition and musical style is impeccable also borrow great atmosphere with sour ,dissonant riffs work .
This new albums whole compositions are extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance . Their distinct entity infused me by a lot . Their musical style have a quite soft and smooth edge in the guitar playing which adds to the more atmospheric,unique kind of black metal but at the same time the vocals and other parts of the riffing is straight forward brutal simultaneously . Honestly saying after a multiple listen this album just blew me away with their ethereal abyss,melancholic,the multi-layered,ominous musical style . Each musicians have exudes tremendous effort on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it . I highly cite and embrace this album .
This album is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic, ominous,hellish,doom laden, slow but powerful riffs work . As well bass line up is whopping,intense,strong ,rumbling, slithering . Drumming,percussion line up is bleak, frantic,solid,clattering and powerful . In each track morbidly delicious,slow,macabre,soaring,dark eerie riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner . The most striking thing you’ll notice about the sound of Outre is the air of melancholy that quite literally drips from the noise they create . This whole albums sound deliver a dissonant,grim feeling,sinister,melancholic,gruesome black metal with raw emotion and pure energy . “Ghost Chants” endures beauty of black metal . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship . This album have a hypnotic effect on the listener . Vocals decently large voice that does well for Outre . Especially his chants are menacing and hoarse voice are excellent . Vocals howling scream, snarling, sneering ,immense,deep rasps ,serene chanting voice emerged on this album in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their utterly spellbinding,obtuse,bizarrely arrogant, mysterious,fully blistering black metal,distant musical style with a lots of melodic,atmospheric,doomy accompaniment and embedded perfectly . Overall you will get sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole album . I really worship this band.
Each song have an energy ,fluency and draw a savage landscape .Stand out tracks are all of them . I personally Cherish each and every single track . “Chant 1 - Departure” is brilliant Opening track . Album artwork is Pretty neat,solid,atrocious,grisly . Overall “Ghost Chants” whole album is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant . This album sounds so authentic and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end . Indeed this album is such an true gem of this year . Outstanding another one release of this year so far . The Polish bruisers still possess all the necessary skills and hard-won experience to put younger,newcomer challengers in their place.If you looking for something different, epic this debut album will take you on a journey into another universe . so, enter the void and I am sure definitely you will come out stronger,darker than ever before.

My Rating – 4.8/5 . Review done by - Souvik Basu. Published on 31/05/2015

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