Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Music Tuesday: Outshined - 2015 - Demo

Outshined is a five piece crossover hardcore band from Richmond, Virgina. Demo is their debut EP. Members have also played in Meth Lab and Barge. This demo has a lot going for it, the guitars are crunchy while the riffs are heavy, fast and groovy. It doesn't hurt that the recordings where mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. This demo works well by putting the best parts of the band on display. The guitars are crunchy, heavy and riff focused without sacrificing catchiness and the singer has a good shout. But some of these songs don't come together the way they feel like they should. Highlights include Intro, On Your Time and Caught In Fear. If you're looking for some promising crossover hardcore Outshined's Demo will serve well.