OUTWARD - MMXX-MMXXII - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine ! Check it out here at this link: https://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/10/outwardrays-of-sun2022-ep-review.html
Outward are a band from the Czech Republic that has been featured before in this zine and plays post black metal and this is a review of their self released 2022 ep "Rays Of The Sun".
Drum beats start off the album along with some clean playing which also brings elements of post rock into the music. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while both of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some clear vocals also being added into the recording at times.
All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with the music also showing some influences of post punk and doom metal. the second track was recorded live and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
On this recording Outward expands on the post black metal style that they introduced on the previous recording. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover life, death and beyond themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Outward and if you are a fan of post black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Rays of The Sun". 8 out of 10. - OccultBlackMetalZine
Release Date: September 15, 2022
FFO: Primordial, Killing Joke, Tribulation
MMXX - MMXXII is the first physical release of Prague-based band Outward. It is a compilation of all the band's studio recordings from 2020 to 2022. All songs are freshly remixed to enhance the listening experience of roaring guitars, stomping drums, thunderous bass and vicious vocals. Over the six songs on this release, you can hear combinations of various styles and genres, yet everything sounds like Outward. From atmospheric repetitive soundscapes of Cremation of Care, dark paths of dynamic shifts in Akin, post-punk-esque riffing of Dancing Shadows and Rays of the Sun, all the way to the live recording of the post-metal juggernaut Aftermath. In conclusion, this compilation shows the past, the present and the future of Outward ́s musical direction.
The band was founded in spring 2019 by members and exmembers of Prague based underground bands. The musical style of Outward is not easy to assume. It ́s a mix of post-metal and post-punk with elements of doom metal and black metal. The band is known for giving intense live shows with pure rock ́n ́roll energy giving the crowd a dose of pure emotions. First release was a self-titled EP in the end of 2020 amidst the covid-19 lockdows. The year 2022 saw the band release a single called Rays of the Sun which is a tease of what to expect from their music in the near future and also released a compilation of both the EP and the single, newly remixed to enhance the listening experience, called MMXX - MMXXII. The band continues to play underground gigs and work on their first full-length studio album.
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