YOU ARE THE ALPHA…GRACIAS POR NADA
Sounding like Yeah Yeah Yeahs on steroids, The Outside’s barrage of melodic musings and off-kilter rhythms and timings intrigues and excites. The quartet’s latest five-track release hits hard yet knows when to tone it down so the differences in songs like “10%” feel that much more striking. Able to maintain a dreamy female vocal that viciously morphs into a guttural growl without warning help The Outside fine tune its usually dissonant yet uniquely angular wall of sound that at times is reminiscent of Tool clashing with Helmet, especially on the warped cosmic blues-metal of “Milky Way”. Dynamic as hell, heavy as lead, and enthralling throughout, this disc contains some post hardcore of the most volatile variety and should be handled with such regard.