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Outloud - 2009 We'll Rock You To Hell And Back Again



ARTIST: Outloud
ALBUM: We'll Rock You To Hell And Back Again
LABEL: Frontiers
SERIAL: FRCD 421
YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Chandler Mogel - vocals * Tony Kash - guitars * Jason Mercury - bass * Bob Katsionis - guitars, keyboards * Mark Cross - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 What I Need * 02 We Run * 03 Tonight * 04 Search For Truth * 05 This Broken Heart * 06 Breathing The Fire * 07 Wild Life * 08 Broken Sleep * 09 Out In The Night * 10 Lovesigh * 11 Out Loud

RATING:

WEBLINKS: www.myspace.com/outloudtheband


Background
You may have read about these guys earlier in the year. Frontiers put out a big press release for this Greek/American band, and the name, logo and music all smacks of the word 'big', and I mean that in a nice way. Outloud have all the ingredients to go far. Bob Katsionis is a respected keyboardist/guitarist in his own right plus his involvement with Gus G's band Firewind, drum master Mark Cross also comes from the same band, while singer Chandler Mogel was last seen treading the boards with American rockers Talon. The upstart among the pigeons is young guitarist Tony Kash, a future prodigy if ever there was one. Outloud are all about 80's sounding anthemic hard rock, and though that decade is now twenty years past, the attitudes and style are very much in the here and now. There are some amazing tracks onboard here, let's check it out.


The Songs
'What I Need' is a storming entrance, with double time drumming driving this track real hard. Mogel is on fire here, and sounds much better than he did on Talon's recent 'Fallen Angel' CD. 'We Run' is the band's signature track, the video for this is on You Tube (linked here), so you can see what this band is all about. It's complete with a strong bass from Jason Mercury, synth layers from Katsionis while Kash and Mogel steal the show. AORsters rejoice.. 'Tonight' is a big (there's that word again..) keyboard oriented track in the vein of Tour De Force (the US band), I haven't heard anything like this in recent months.. good to hear. 'Search For Truth' stomps all over the soundscape, Kash pulling out all the stops with riffs and licks flying off his guitar like sweat from a headbanger! Relief is offered in the form of the delicious ballad 'This Broken Heart', which gathers depth and ends up as a musical bombast as it heads toward the finish. There are a load of weighty riffs on 'Breathing Fire', not unusual to find this being compared to Gus G's mob, the next track 'Wild Life' is kinda ordinary by comparison. You feel the band have set high standards up to this point, so that one was a let down, but Outloud are back in the good books with the impressive 'Broken Sleep', plus the Iron Maiden styled 'Out In The Night', which gallops off into the sunset with no remorse. 'Lovesigh' is an acoustic ballad which has a minstrel aspect to it. The album finishes up with the band's title 'Out Loud', a rampant track where Mark Cross keeps the metronome ticking over. Without doubt this is the band's piece de resistance anthem, and I'll bet this would go down a storm in a live setting.


In Summary
Outloud have delivered a solid album, 'big' sounding, full, and with enough musical chops to blow away the metal pretenders on the current scene. All the musos do a great job, and given Tommy Hansen's generous mix, they all sound like a million bucks. 'We'll Rock You To Hell And Back Again' is not a genre defining album, and it wasn't mean't to be either. It's the sort of album you can play anywhere (ok, probably not down at your local pre-school center or church), I reckon you could turn it up loud in the car and be propelled by its musical power. For lovers of old school 80's hard rock/metal, Outloud should be on your shopping list.


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#1 | jeffrey343 on September 17 2009 15:22:33
Very good CD that sounds like it could have come from the late 80's. Great vocals and production, which do indeed make the album sound like a million bucks. "We Run" is the true standout, with "Tonight" and "Search For Truth" being my other big faves at the moment. Due to the strength of the vocals and production, even the more ordinary tunes sound great.

This can be found inexpensively in both CD and digital format, so you have no excuse for not checking it out.
#2 | george_the_jack on September 18 2009 16:34:54
I wasn't that impressed with Outloud. Indeed, a pretty good hard rock/old school melodic metal/traditional metal (whatever you may call it!) but nothing 'extremely' special IMHO. On the other hand, I have to say that Chandler Mogel is a great vocal talent! He certainly does remind me of Joey Tempest's glory days... Let's see what he has to offer in the years to come.
#3 | george_the_jack on December 19 2009 10:40:14
Well, saw them live a couple of days ago and I was totally impressed! This is a great LIVE BAND with amazing musicians.A very solid band with excellent musicianship and a great set of tunes that it's impossible not to raise your interest and apettite for old scholl rock n' roll. They played also(aside their own stuff) a couple of great covers. White Lion - Broken Heart and Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak.
 
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