Saturday, February 21, 2015

New blood: Outshined

I should do these posts more often, as there are great new bands popping up all the time. Here's another one, Outshined from Richmond, Virginia. They're a young new band playing a crossover hardcore style that feels both contemporary as well as refers to the past. It's a style that's quite popular these days, and for good reason, hah. Bands like Bitter End, Broken Teeth, Take Offense, etc all have a modern sound but have clearly also listened to crossover bands like the Crumbsuckers, Ludichrist and D.R.I..

The same goes for Outshined, but even more so than the aforementioned bands, you can clearly hear their late 80s influences in the way the songs are written and played. And they are good at what they do! They don't stretch out songs needlessly, aside from closing track 'On Your Time' all the tracks are done within 2 and a half minutes. Get in, do your thing, and get out. Awesome! Outshined's singer also uses a vocal style and a flow that reminds of late 80s crossover bands. I will definitely keep this band on my radar!

Outshined has members of other Richmond bands Meth Lab and Barge, which are (were?) more rooted in powerviolence & grindcore, as well as postrockers Springtime. I don't know if Outshined is a sideproject for them or not, but either way, this is one awesome demo! Check it out!


Fred said...

Really good bansd indeed, I'm looking forward to hear more from them.

There's a slight Leeway influence as well in the groove, which I'm really into.

Anonymous said...

Hey man, any chance of uploading the Mindset (pre-Sworn Enemy) 7"? Thank you!