Outre are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Ghost Chants" which will be released in April as a joint effort between Godz Of War Productions and Third Eye Temple.
A very distorted sound starts off the album before getting even more heavier and a few seconds later clean singing chants are added onto the recording along with some grim black metal screams and post metal style melodic guitar leads and after the intro the music starts going into more of a fast and raw direction along with a great amount of blast beats.
At times the vocals bring in grim growls and a small amount of spoken word parts and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the melodies also have a progressive feeling to them at times and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
At time s the music brings in a few avant garde style drones and you can also hear quite a bit of the more modern and brutal approach to black metal in most of the tracks along with a touch of blackened death metal and they also mix in a bit of the post style on the later tracks with the more dark and grim style of black metal.
Outre creates a black metal album that takes the raw and melodic side of the genre and mixes it in with the more modern and brutal side of the genre while also add in a touch of the post style to create a very original sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature, religion, occultism and dreams.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Outre and if you are a fan of modern black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadow" "Lament" and "Arrival". 8 out of 10.