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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

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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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BitterCOld - 10.12.2011 at 17:32  
Rating: 7 Lay off personal insults. i've already issued two warnings in Troy's review thread.

and don't bother with KVLT or whatever, he's on vacation for a few days and if he continues to post/spam/multi-account he won't be back for long anyways. not worth the trouble of responding to.
The Benighted - 20.12.2011 at 00:40  
Rating: 9 It wouldn't be Metal if people weren't arguing violently with each other ^_^
Lit. - 02.01.2012 at 00:36  
 
Written by Kvltness_94 on 31.12.2011 at 23:25

Written by Daniell on 09.12.2011 at 21:46

Written by Kvltness_94 on 08.12.2011 at 19:23

OMG LIEK MY MUSIK TASTE IS SUPERIOR THAN YOURZ LOL I LISTNE TO VIKTOR JSUT 2 SAY IM MUCH MOAR INTELLEGENT DAN U MUSICALLY
fix'd


you failed at either being funny or being a troll or being whatever else you might've tried to achieve


You failed to perceive that I wasn't trying to achieve anything at all.


Surprise, surprise.
Vikcen - 14.01.2012 at 18:52  
Rating: 10 To my ears this album is an instant classic of Metal from these times, this is a good example of the technique at the service of the good composition, OUTSTANDING.
K†ulu - 14.01.2012 at 23:31  
Rating: 7
Written by Vikcen on 14.01.2012 at 18:52

To my ears this album is an instant classic of Metal from these times, this is a good example of the technique at the service of the good composition, OUTSTANDING.

Have you listened to Black Future? After that one, Outer Isolation seems kind of derivative of that; at least not as impressive. So I would rather apply your description to Black Future.
K†ulu - 06.02.2012 at 16:23  
Rating: 7 This must be the greatest disappointment of 2011 for me. After Black Future, my expectations were over the top. Outer Isolation just fails to impress me in any way.

The main observation is that the re-recorded songs from 2006 are way better than the new material, which was not the case with Black Future. The songs on the new record seem somehow bland and unoriginal; not many things actually stand out and make you want to listen more. Outer Isolation merely surpasses the boredom threshold in my case.
Syk - 07.02.2012 at 01:01  
Rating: 8
Written by K†ulu on 06.02.2012 at 16:23
This must be the greatest disappointment of 2011 for me. After Black Future, my expectations were over the top. Outer Isolation just fails to impress me in any way.

The main observation is that the re-recorded songs from 2006 are way better than the new material, which was not the case with Black Future. The songs on the new record seem somehow bland and unoriginal; not many things actually stand out and make you want to listen more. Outer Isolation merely surpasses the boredom threshold in my case.
I must almost-agree, I'm afraid. Not my faaaavourite Vektor release...

Enjoy the touring, guys but please, before drawing the next writing sessions to a close, grab any true inspiration you happen upon with all your thousands of fingers!
Deadmeat - 07.02.2012 at 03:12  
Rating: 9
Written by K†ulu on 06.02.2012 at 16:23

This must be the greatest disappointment of 2011 for me. After Black Future, my expectations were over the top. Outer Isolation just fails to impress me in any way.

The main observation is that the re-recorded songs from 2006 are way better than the new material, which was not the case with Black Future. The songs on the new record seem somehow bland and unoriginal; not many things actually stand out and make you want to listen more. Outer Isolation merely surpasses the boredom threshold in my case.

i seem to agree (too). i FUCKING LOVE the 3 rerecorded songs and thats why i'll rate it higher than you but the new songs are not equal to them and not even equal to songs like DNA, asteroid or the amazing Hunger For Violence (also EP-single song). from the new songs the only COMPLETED song i find is ECHOLESS CHAMBER. this is a really great song with no weak moments.

on the other songs i find Cosmic Cortex just decent (and dont get at all the hype around it that even the band creates), Dying World average to mediocre and surely the worst of the album (not great riffs and also NO LEADS), DCDC is a nice short song with a great ending but nothing spectacular too and finally Outer Isolation is decent (as Cosmic Cortex) in the first 4-5 minutes and then it offers us the greatest moments of the album with an epic ending.

generally i expected MUCH more from Disanto. the new fans may love this stuff (i am pretty sure about that) but for me this isn't equal to the previous work of the band.
K†ulu - 07.02.2012 at 09:20  
Rating: 7
Written by Deadmeat on 07.02.2012 at 03:12

i seem to agree (too). i FUCKING LOVE the 3 rerecorded songs and thats why i'll rate it higher than you but the new songs are not equal to them and not even equal to songs like DNA, asteroid or the amazing Hunger For Violence (also EP-single song). from the new songs the only COMPLETED song i find is ECHOLESS CHAMBER. this is a really great song with no weak moments.

on the other songs i find Cosmic Cortex just decent (and dont get at all the hype around it that even the band creates), Dying World average to mediocre and surely the worst of the album (not great riffs and also NO LEADS), DCDC is a nice short song with a great ending but nothing spectacular too and finally Outer Isolation is decent (as Cosmic Cortex) in the first 4-5 minutes and then it offers us the greatest moments of the album with an epic ending.

generally i expected MUCH more from Disanto. the new fans may love this stuff (i am pretty sure about that) but for me this isn't equal to the previous work of the band.

Finally, I have heard your opinion. "Outer Isolation" has that great solo in the second half; that one is amazing. DCDC has its moments, but then it's mostly the re-recorded stuff that is great; everything else is ok; there is nothing that even comes close to Black Future.

off-topic: so who are you voting for in the thrash category this year? I am clueless... Any recommendations before I vote for Havok and give up on thrash altogether?
Deadmeat - 07.02.2012 at 13:48  
Rating: 9
Written by K†ulu on 07.02.2012 at 09:20

Written by Deadmeat on 07.02.2012 at 03:12

i seem to agree (too). i FUCKING LOVE the 3 rerecorded songs and thats why i'll rate it higher than you but the new songs are not equal to them and not even equal to songs like DNA, asteroid or the amazing Hunger For Violence (also EP-single song). from the new songs the only COMPLETED song i find is ECHOLESS CHAMBER. this is a really great song with no weak moments.

on the other songs i find Cosmic Cortex just decent (and dont get at all the hype around it that even the band creates), Dying World average to mediocre and surely the worst of the album (not great riffs and also NO LEADS), DCDC is a nice short song with a great ending but nothing spectacular too and finally Outer Isolation is decent (as Cosmic Cortex) in the first 4-5 minutes and then it offers us the greatest moments of the album with an epic ending.

generally i expected MUCH more from Disanto. the new fans may love this stuff (i am pretty sure about that) but for me this isn't equal to the previous work of the band.

Finally, I have heard your opinion. "Outer Isolation" has that great solo in the second half; that one is amazing. DCDC has its moments, but then it's mostly the re-recorded stuff that is great; everything else is ok; there is nothing that even comes close to Black Future.

off-topic: so who are you voting for in the thrash category this year? I am clueless... Any recommendations before I vote for Havok and give up on thrash altogether?

if you like black future for the awesome GUITAR WORK and generally if you like GREAT LEADS in a song then check Sacred Ally. http://sacredally.bandcamp.com/

probably they are not a contender for "the BEST thrash album of the year" but i can assure you that YOU MAY find them "the most ENJOYABLE thrash album of the year"! every song has at least 1,5 minute of soloing (with leads too etc), except the first one, "Math" i think. go give them a try. Kermit The Prog, Despair, Final Juggernaut, Uzumaki are great (how funny song titles i know!)
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 02:56  
Rating: 7 I was disappointed...
Poirot - 15.07.2012 at 17:56  
Rating: 8 A bit disappointed that it's more straight-forward thrash with fewer space themed songs, but it's still Vektor. You have to listen to it. 3 tracks are from their Demolition demo and are basically the best songs on the album, along with Cosmic Cortex and the title track.
BlueMobius - 27.08.2012 at 02:16  
  I'm looking for this CD and I'm hoping to find it for a decent price if anybody is interested in helping my search or willing to sell it.
Mattybu - 11.11.2012 at 20:58  
 
Written by BlueMobius on 27.08.2012 at 02:16

I'm looking for this CD and I'm hoping to find it for a decent price if anybody is interested in helping my search or willing to sell it.


got it on amazon.ca the other day for $20. More than worth it and since amazon was the seller it shipped in 3 days. so fuckin awesome
BlueMobius - 11.11.2012 at 21:36  
 
Written by Mattybu on 11.11.2012 at 20:58

Written by BlueMobius on 27.08.2012 at 02:16

I'm looking for this CD and I'm hoping to find it for a decent price if anybody is interested in helping my search or willing to sell it.


got it on amazon.ca the other day for $20. More than worth it and since amazon was the seller it shipped in 3 days. so fuckin awesome


I already got it a couple months ago for $13.
Mattybu - 12.11.2012 at 00:47  
 
Written by BlueMobius on 11.11.2012 at 21:36

I already got it a couple months ago for $13.


Nice, I didn't check the date whoops xD
Ruin - 26.05.2013 at 13:16  
Rating: 9 This Album made a sweet period of time when I listened to it. they rules \m/
Iceman1979 - 28.02.2014 at 13:27  
  "A proper review should focus more on the music than this, no? Well it's hard to focus on what's being presented here because it's all been done before and so much better. "

I disagree strongly with this statement. If I take examples of the older bands mentioned in the review: Voivoid is much, much, much softer than Vektor (I am actually listening to The Outer Limits as we speak). Destruction, Coroner and Watchtower were not doing the same thing Vektor is doing now. Vektor is far more brutal, more technical, their songwriting and riffs are quite different, more progressive, and for me Vektor is some sort of thrashy-extreme metal/thrash, sometimes even not very far from some types of black metal, while Destruction, Coroner and Watchtower are basic thrash. The vocals are an important part of the difference for me too. I enjoy Vektor's Outer Isolation much more than any album with Voivoid, Destruction, Coroner and Watchtower (again, just talking about the bands mentioned in the review). I find the music to be quite different in style as well. I also find Vektor rather original, so I don't understand why they only get 4 out of 10 for originality. I would give them at least 7,5/10 in that aspect (or even more). 8,5 or 9 in the others.
Troy Killjoy - 04.03.2014 at 21:04  
 
Written by Iceman1979 on 28.02.2014 at 13:27
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You probably shouldn't get too worked up over such an awful review - I'm not surprised it was so poorly received and so many people disagreed with it. Arrogant writing based more on weak attempts at humor as opposed to taking a more diplomatic approach and explaining my thoughts in a less dramatic way.

Personally I'd rather not have a review like this (amongst many others) attached to my name but it's always good to look back on these kinds of things to keep my ego in check.
Mr. Doctor - 05.03.2014 at 00:20  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.03.2014 at 21:04

Written by Iceman1979 on 28.02.2014 at 13:27
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You probably shouldn't get too worked up over such an awful review - I'm not surprised it was so poorly received and so many people disagreed with it. Arrogant writing based more on weak attempts at humor as opposed to taking a more diplomatic approach and explaining my thoughts in a less dramatic way.

Personally I'd rather not have a review like this (amongst many others) attached to my name but it's always good to look back on these kinds of things to keep my ego in check.


I think the ratings are fine though (Ok, the 4 is a bit extreme but they don't deserve more than a 6 either). The text itself though... Yeah.
deadone - 14.04.2014 at 06:50  
Rating: 6 I really like the music and production on this one, but the vocals bring it down.

It's probably cause he sounds like Chuck Schuldiner a bit to my ears and I can't stand Chuck Schuldiner.

Musically it's far more interesting than most of the reThrash stuff (even if it's not super innovative).

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