Outsound’s LP, “Megatherium,” takes listeners on a captivating musical journey that seamlessly blends elements of blues, grunge, and heavy metal. With its ten tracks, the album showcases the band’s versatility and ability to navigate through different genres while maintaining a cohesive sound.
The opening track, “Murder/Dream,” has gritty instrumentation and introspective lyrics delivered with hazy vocals in a downtempo while the guitars riff hard against the splashing drums in the back. The haunting vocals and raw energy capture the listener’s attention, providing a glimpse into the emotional depth of the album.
As the album progresses, tracks like “Crackdown” demonstrate a hard-hitting composition with their breaking drum beats and riffing blares. The heavy guitar riffs and driving rhythms exude a sense of urgency, while the lyrics delve into themes of societal unrest and personal struggles. The track’s catchy hooks and dynamic shifts keep the listener engaged from start to finish.
“Hardcore Daisy,” on the other hand, showcases a combination of edgy guitar lines, pulsating rhythms, and even grittier vocals for a high-energy experience. From what I gather, the song could poetically and inferentially refer to mistrust in the folds of toxic love.
Encapsulating the album’s closing track, “Megatherium,” is its groovy fusion of blues, grunge, and heavy metal elements. The gritty vocals and distorted guitars weaved to create a smooth race track for the vocals to holler above. The instrumentals provide a strong foundation with a dark, indie, and moody aesthetic for the track’s introspective lyrics. To immerse yourself in a climactic and cathartic experience, the LP “Megatherium” by Outsound is a must-listen!
Review By: Naomi Joan