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Vektor - Outer Isolation


8.5 | 346 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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18.02.2011 - 02:11
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
This is the most exciting awaiting for an album!!! (for the last 2 years!!!) to be honest i may be enormously disappointed with everything less than a masterpiece. i am expecting the best 2011 album (or at least one of the top3) from these wonderkids! it will be amazing to listen to Tetrastructural Minds and Fast Paced Society rerecorded!
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18.02.2011 - 02:51
RavenKing
Written by Deadmeat on 18.02.2011 at 02:11

This is the most exciting awaiting for an album!!! (for the last 2 years!!!) to be honest i may be enormously disappointed with everything less than a masterpiece. i am expecting the best 2011 album (or at least one of the top3) from these wonderkids! it will be amazing to listen to Tetrastructural Minds and Fast Paced Society rerecorded!


While I would agree that the band makes good music (though I don't like it enough to buy an album, to tell the truth), I can't help but think you overrate it a bit.
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18.02.2011 - 11:24
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Written by RavenKing on 18.02.2011 at 02:51

Written by Deadmeat on 18.02.2011 at 02:11

This is the most exciting awaiting for an album!!! (for the last 2 years!!!) to be honest i may be enormously disappointed with everything less than a masterpiece. i am expecting the best 2011 album (or at least one of the top3) from these wonderkids! it will be amazing to listen to Tetrastructural Minds and Fast Paced Society rerecorded!


While I would agree that the band makes good music (though I don't like it enough to buy an album, to tell the truth), I can't help but think you overrate it a bit.

i may do! the point is that i enjoy it as much i say!
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18.02.2011 - 15:51
RavenKing
Written by Deadmeat on 18.02.2011 at 11:24

the point is that i enjoy it as much i say!


I have no doubt about it. And that's what really matters.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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05.04.2011 - 08:03
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Delaeyd till october... fuck... but i am sure it'll kill!!!!!
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21.08.2011 - 07:59
Rating: 10
Whoblehwah
Can't wait for this.
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22.09.2011 - 08:13
Rating: 10
Moose
One of my most anticipated of the year. Can not wait!
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22.09.2011 - 08:18
Rating: 9
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
High hopes for this one as well, hope it doesn't disappoint
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24.10.2011 - 05:06
Rating: 8
JÄY
Metal slave
Black Future changed my life....I'm reluctant to get too excited for this
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21.11.2011 - 10:04
Rating: 10
PazuzuSKOM
Pazuzu
Well done Vektor, it continues the legacy of Black Future ... My best Thrash album of the year for sure
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21.11.2011 - 20:46
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
The rerecorded songs are AWESOME! really great!

(cant say anything for the new songs till i complete their listening)
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22.11.2011 - 00:49
Paz
News Man
Not as good as "Black Future", but still light years ahead of modern thrash metal.
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22.11.2011 - 00:54
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
They always reminded me of a poor man's Toxik. Not sure what the big deal is about their sound.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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22.11.2011 - 02:03
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2011 at 00:54

Not sure what the big deal is about their sound.


it's just awesome (their sound)...

i think that it wont surpass (probably) black future but surely it is one of the best thrash albums of 2011.
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22.11.2011 - 08:07
Rating: 8
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2011 at 00:54

They always reminded me of a poor man's Toxik. Not sure what the big deal is about their sound.

I feel for ya, bro....they rule
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22.11.2011 - 08:08
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by JÄY on 22.11.2011 at 08:07
I feel for ya, bro....they rule

No need to feel for me. It's not like I can't just go listen to Toxik.
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22.11.2011 - 13:26
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2011 at 00:54

They always reminded me of a poor man's Toxik. Not sure what the big deal is about their sound.


They sound more like a poor man's early VoiVod to me but far less off the wall.
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22.11.2011 - 17:02
Rating: 10
Moose
Hmm, Voivod and Toxik sound like poor man's Vektor to me
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22.11.2011 - 17:40
pisymbol
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2011 at 00:54

They always reminded me of a poor man's Toxik. Not sure what the big deal is about their sound.


Sound, no big deal. Craftsmanship, entirely different story.
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22.11.2011 - 21:08
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Not sure what the big deal is about their craftsmanship...
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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22.11.2011 - 21:16
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2011 at 21:08

Not sure what the big deal is about their craftsmanship...

some people just get off on pointless showcasing of technicalities
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
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22.11.2011 - 21:17
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.11.2011 at 21:16
some people just get off on pointless showcasing of technicalities

Agreed. (Coming from a fan of Origin.)
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22.11.2011 - 22:01
pisymbol
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2011 at 21:17

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.11.2011 at 21:16
some people just get off on pointless showcasing of technicalities

Agreed. (Coming from a fan of Origin.)


C'mon, really? I mean...wait....really?

Origin is more or less the band I site for showcasing of technicalities and almost zero ability to craft a memorable tune (YMMV).

Craftsmanship and technical prowess are two different aspects of a band.

Vektor crafts a really great thrash tune with some progressive elements thrown in. Yeah, its not ground breaking. Yeah, its been done before. And yeah, its good stuff none the less.

The only point I was really making Troy was that it doesn't have to be revolutionary to still be high quality release. See Havok's Time Is Up for another example.
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22.11.2011 - 22:04
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by pisymbol on 22.11.2011 at 22:01
See Havok's Time Is Up for another example.

Bad example if you ask me. Time Is Up is one of the most boring thrash releases I've ever heard.
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22.11.2011 - 23:02
pisymbol
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2011 at 22:04

Written by pisymbol on 22.11.2011 at 22:01
See Havok's Time Is Up for another example.

Bad example if you ask me. Time Is Up is one of the most boring thrash releases I've ever heard.


And one of my favorite thrash releases of the year. To each his/her own. At least Troy, you are consistent.
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22.11.2011 - 23:11
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by pisymbol on 22.11.2011 at 23:02
At least Troy, you are consistent.

Thanks!
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23.11.2011 - 01:09
Rating: 9
Dangerboner
:D
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23.11.2011 - 01:41
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.11.2011 at 00:54

They always reminded me of a poor man's Toxik. Not sure what the big deal is about their sound.


Nope. Wrong.

Isn't it obvious early beginning, Voivod, pre-Dimension Hatross is their biggest influence?
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23.11.2011 - 02:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.11.2011 at 01:41
Isn't it obvious early beginning, Voivod, pre-Dimension Hatross is their biggest influence?

I never cared for Voivod, so their sound is unfamiliar to me. All I remember is that they aren't a band I enjoy.
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23.11.2011 - 02:39
Rating: 10
Moose
Troy I think it's pretty clear from your comments that you simply do not like Thrash metal. You don't like Vektor or Havok? Two of the thrash releases of the year.
I'm not sure why you're even bothering to comment here in that case
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