Vektor - Outer Isolation


8.5 | 344 votes |
Release date: 22 November 2011
Style: Technical thrash metal, Progressive thrash metal

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01. Cosmic Cortex
02. Echoless Chamber
03. Dying World
04. Tetrastructural Minds
05. Venus Project
06. Dark Creations, Dead Creators
07. Fast Paced Society
08. Outer Isolation

Line-up
David DiSanto - guitars, vocals
Erik Nelson - guitars
Blake Anderson - drums
Frank Chin - bass

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
7.5
Oh shit, the Killjoy is reviewing a thrash metal album. Brace yourselves.

ADD-friendly review: This is not the worst album of the revivalist thrash movement I've come across.

In spite of my pseudo-crusade against anything revivalist, I admittedly found Vektor's Outer Isolation to be a clear step above the rest. Now, I compared these guys to Toxik when I first listened to the over-hyped debut, Black Future. They immediately built success off that sound, a highly technical form of thrash metal that even drew some appreciation from the prog crowd. Yet, people kept telling me how much more they had in common with Voivod, so I took a break and caught up with those old school thrashers.

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published 03.12.2011 | Comments (188)

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31.10.2014 - 16:11
Rating: 8
IronClawedAngel
Not as good as mighty Black Future. Not a fan of the production, but containing two absolutely amazing songs; Cosmic Cortex and Tetrastructural Minds makes this an very good album anyways.
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31.10.2014 - 21:16
Mattybu
Written by IronClawedAngel on 31.10.2014 at 16:11

Not as good as mighty Black Future. Not a fan of the production, but containing two absolutely amazing songs; Cosmic Cortex and Tetrastructural Minds makes this an very good album anyways.


I find the last 3 songs all highlights actually. I've seen quite a few people bring up Tetrastructural Minds in that respect but I never really considered it one of the best songs. To me the WICKED opener and last 3 songs are the best and really make a nice sandwich of some of the best thrash ever made. Agreed that it isn't quite on Black Future's level though. I don't really mind the production although it is better on BF.
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03.11.2014 - 16:12
Rating: 8
IronClawedAngel
Written by Mattybu on 31.10.2014 at 21:16

Written by IronClawedAngel on 31.10.2014 at 16:11

Not as good as mighty Black Future. Not a fan of the production, but containing two absolutely amazing songs; Cosmic Cortex and Tetrastructural Minds makes this an very good album anyways.


I find the last 3 songs all highlights actually. I've seen quite a few people bring up Tetrastructural Minds in that respect but I never really considered it one of the best songs. To me the WICKED opener and last 3 songs are the best and really make a nice sandwich of some of the best thrash ever made. Agreed that it isn't quite on Black Future's level though. I don't really mind the production although it is better on BF.


Well, Tetrastructural Minds just puts me in some kind of mood. Maybe it sounds weird but somehow for me it's kind of an emotional song. Very hard to explain. I'll agree that DC,DC is a very fine little song, but for me there is a big gap between my two favourites on this album and the rest. Not that those songs are bad or anything, I just don't consider them on level with any songs from BF, while, along with Accelerating Universe, Tetrastructural Minds and Cosmic Cortex are my favourite Vektor songs. I thought the production on BF was spot on - probably why the production on this one bugs me.
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03.11.2014 - 21:36
Mattybu
Written by IronClawedAngel on 03.11.2014 at 16:12

Well, Tetrastructural Minds just puts me in some kind of mood. Maybe it sounds weird but somehow for me it's kind of an emotional song. Very hard to explain. I'll agree that DC,DC is a very fine little song, but for me there is a big gap between my two favourites on this album and the rest. Not that those songs are bad or anything, I just don't consider them on level with any songs from BF, while, along with Accelerating Universe, Tetrastructural Minds and Cosmic Cortex are my favourite Vektor songs. I thought the production on BF was spot on - probably why the production on this one bugs me.


That's cool, it definitely it is a different production too. I think Accelerating Universe would be my #1 Vektor song with the title tracks from both albums and Cosmic Cortex right up there too.
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16.12.2014 - 13:28
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
I thought I'd post one of Nifelheim's albums here - they remind me of Vektor and it seems that they're not that well known over here.

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24.03.2015 - 15:03
Rating: 9
AmbivalentBadger
This is an instant classic to my ears, one of my favourite albums of the decade, certainly by what I think is the most interesting bands of the thrash revival. This offering has less straightforward thrash elements, and more of a proggy approach, and I love it, even if I can see why others do not. I think they are making something truly unique here, and am experiencing great things from them in the future.
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21.10.2015 - 19:15
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by AmbivalentBadger on 24.03.2015 at 15:03

This is an instant classic to my ears, one of my favourite albums of the decade, certainly by what I think is the most interesting bands of the thrash revival. This offering has less straightforward thrash elements, and more of a proggy approach, and I love it, even if I can see why others do not. I think they are making something truly unique here, and am experiencing great things from them in the future.


Yeah, i think the same things as you, totally agree. By the way, if this is for you an instant classic, then i think your rating should be a great 10!
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03.02.2016 - 16:22
Rating: 9
MichaelAngeloT
Extraordinary album guys.. fucking 9!!!!
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