Outre – Ghost Chants
If there is a black metal album that’s eerie-sounding in atmosphere, with slight hints of death metal, “Ghost Chants” from Outre has to be the one.
This album is loaded with darkened and haunting atmospheres, which just send chills of horror down your back and into the very core of your soul. This may sound very depressive and suicidal, but the way Outre initiate their songs and talented instrumental and vocal skills, it is very hopeless in sound and spirit.
Just imagine your body being possessed by some unknown devilish entity, and it tears away at your flesh to take hold of who you are as an individual, therefore your succumb to this hellish demonic takeover. These are the feelings experienced on “Ghost Chants”, and your fate is pretty much sealed in this sonic inferno of eternal death.
Just one listen to the slashed throat, abhorrent vocals and rib crushing guitar tactics on “Chant 6: Vengeance”, you’ll literally be thrown into the vortex of eminent sacrifice. This song is a killer track, but is definitely one of their most agonizing and mind destroying songs found on this seven-song affair. It’s surely a tough listen, and the music says a lot from the ungodly energy it unleashes towards the listener.
What most impresses me about this album is, it’s only 36 minutes in length but feels like an hours worth of music, probably due to the darkened and epic nature of their songs, but overall, this album speaks total old school black metal in vibe and musical direction.
This Polish group is highly worth the listen especially for extreme metal fans into underground styled black metal. Third Eye Temple Sarjoo Devani