Sectioned – Outlier
Ok, first of all, if you don’t normally listen to heavy music, this music will blow your head off. And if you do listen to heavy music, this will STILL blow your head off. “Outlier” is the second release from these Scottish blokes, and it is worthy of a lot of adjectives. The opening track it is intense, frightening, and paranoia-inducing. The second track is a bullet train that will knock you down, run you over, circle the globe, and run you over again. That’s pretty much the modus operandi of this 5-song release.
This is far from your standard chugging metal music. The musicianship is mind boggling, and to call the instrumentation “pyrotechnic” would be an understatement. Let’s hope these guys get the chance to come stateside in the near future. Download it in a “pay-what-you-want” format. This is probably the best independent metal band I’ve found to this point.