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Metal 1on1 is proud to present an avant-garde

symphonic extreme project with his latest

third full-length release << From Ancient Gods

and Forbidden Books >>

FFO: Rammstein, Therion, Septicflesh, Sigh,

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Rotting Christ, H.P. Lovecraft,

Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amarth,


Band: The Outsider

Home: Mexico (Mexico City)

Style: Symphonic Death

Title: From Ancient Gods and Forbidden Books

Type: full-length

Release: 24th April 2020

Runtime: 01:09:30

Label: Unsigned/Independent

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: Deploying yourself with multifaceted of fuel-hamming of melodic riffs, rhythm sections & hooks, blood pumping pickings of the bass, atmospheric/ambient keyboards & instrumental strings inserts

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Multifaceted (death growls, clean/melodic singing, mantra etc.)

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Multifaceted drum beats & pattens

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: When coming to pushing the boundaries of making an epic album, The Outsider has gone far and more than pushing the limits on this release.


Once hitting that play button, the listener is welcome to a six-minute of eerie atmospheric-keys of -Esque H.P. Lovecraft/twilight zone horror theme, then breaking into this almighty epic Cthulhu worship temple of melodic death metal riffing and drumming, incantation singing, giving the opening track, one hell of build-up opening to a grand epic horror movie vibe !, then just hitting the over a minute mark the listen is welcome to a fuel pumping of symphonic/melodic death metal, that beautifully composed, something from an Amon Amarth' & a creepy dark ambient release, this is just the first track, for only been the opening track, this will get the listen pumped up and excited and ready to dive into the rest the eleven tracks


The rest of the eleven tracks are beautifully executed, with the deliverance of various compositions, with the guitar work giving us most excellent of catchy/raunchy/brutal-smart riffs, well produce drumming that consist of brutal beats & blast-beats & non-brutal & multifaceted moments, vocals are well executed, that take on different tones & vocal arrangements, altogether the whole album, riffs, keys, drums, vocals, songs and the music change in direction, tempos, melodies, mood, atmosphere & orchestrations to make each track individual unique and creativity


Ancient Gods and Forbidden Books reads like an epic horror book that not just combines avant-garde elements but taken aspects of symphonic/melodic death metal, brutal death, technical/progressive, epic heavy metal solos, doom metal, middle-eastern music, orchestral, ambient/atmospheric keyboarding, experimental music, jazz, drone, electronic and industrial music, evil worship incantation verses and many other elements with heavily inspired by the cosmic horror writing style of H.P. Lovecraft, while the concept of the album is about horror found in humanity, society, human psyche as well as dark sci-fi scenarios and mythology


To get a real authentic experience of this masterpiece, please turn off everything, phones, TV's etc. and sit in a candlelight room with headphones on (For me, there is so much (not a bad thing (love it)) avant-garde & metal music elements/influences on this album), due to the record featuring a real Pre Hispanic instruments ensemble, as well as the 8 Dimensional Audio Effect on some tracks to offer a different experience to the listener - Thoroughly enjoyment – the craftmanship & musicianship are mind-blowing


*outstanding* *a true homage to all types metal & non-metal music & H.P. Lovecraft*

*authentic experience* * an album like no other* *entertaining & well-executed *

*horrific-awesome* *novelization killer* *mind-blowing*

Mouth of Madness


Avant=garde of death metal

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: H.P. Lovecraft & more H.P. Lovecraft

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Where the heck do I begin with this release. The ancient God Cthulth be impressed with this release. There is a lot of artists out there (I love as well) that take a lot of influences of H.P. Lovecraft work. Still, for me 'The Outsider' has decided to take it, one step further and created something unique and horrifying truthfully to Lovecraftian's world & the Necronomicon. I've read a lot of Lovecraft when listening to ' From Ancient Gods and Forbidden Books ', it makes you feel like you in a Lovecraftian universe.

(if you have not read (or audible) any of Lovecraft's work, do so, then listen to this release, you see what I mean, if you have, I hope you have the same enjoyable experience as I did)

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none.


The Outsider (all instruments, vocals)

With special guests such as:

Kristian Niemann (Sorcerer, ex-Therion)

Kelly Shaefer (Atheist)

Jørgen Munkeby (Shining)

Rick Loera (The Legion of Hetheria)


#01. I Belong to the Stars (06:05)

#02. Bringers of the Apocalypse (05:31)

#03. Primordial Abyssal Chaos (07:08)

#04. The Wish That Became a Curse (05:12)

#05. Nine Worlds Down (09:15)

#06. The Headless Horror (05:35)

#07. 918 (04:53) instrumental

#08. Suicide Is Progress (06:05)

#09. Beautiful (07:56)

#10. Prelude to the Downfall (01:34)

#11. Lost (07:48)

#12. The Divine Punishment (02:28) instrumental


The Outsider (2016)

Orchestral Renditions from the Unknown (2017)

Ancient Beast of the Apocalypse (EP) (2018)

From Ancient Gods and Forbidden Books (2020)

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