Outliar – Taste The Blood
Released: July 16th, 2018 / Self-Release (Malevolence Records)
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Reviewer: John Haseltine
Hailing from the great state of North Carolina here in the U.S., let me introduce you to Outliar. These guys formed somewhere in the early 2000’s and gave to the world their debut album in 2012, PROVOKED TO ANGER. After several line-up configurations and 6 years in the making, TASTE THE BLOOD is finally here.
There is really no need to get into anything too lengthy when describing this album. Any, and more than likely all verbiage I could either steal or make up would not be enough to this album the justice it deserves.
HOLY FUCK! Can I say that? HOLY FUCK! Sorry. It is not the turrets talking; it is the sheer and insane brutality that Outliar spew forth here. This is a thrash album for generations to come. TASTE THE BLOOD production wise is top-notch in sound. The tracks are infectious with a touch of groove and a 15 on the scale of 1-10 in regards to moshability.
In the vein of Kreator, Overkill, Exodus, Heathen, Ect., Outliar have pieced together somewhat of a masterpiece with this one. I am not bullshitting you here, TASTE THE BLOOD is a great thrash album that needs to be heard by all.