Outer space is unknown, and as much as we explore and discover there may be no way to know what is really out there for certain. There are bands that try to apply that same knowledge to their music and Alien Syndrome 777 is one of those bands. The difference is, is Alien Syndrome 777 really make you feel isolated and alone in a darkened abyss. Outer is the new release from the international black metal band which displays seven songs of cold and bone shattering black metal.
Black metal is a genre that tries to implement nature themes into their music as much as possible, but Alien Syndrome 777 implement a different type of nature into their music. What they inject into this sordid slab of blasphemy is something of the unknown. The alien experience is something that adds mystique, curiosity and intrigue to the album.
The ethos of Alien Syndrome 777 is pure blistering black metal, and even when coupled with the theme of aliens that never disappears. The burning and abyssal black metal is always there as it sears a scorching hole in the side of your head just like black metal should.
“Outer” is true black metal through and through no matter what it would be mixed with. The only difference of course is the fact that Alien Syndrome 777 mix in noises and synths that make you feel as though you’re being abducted.
Every song brings the same amount of intensity as the one before and Outer never quits steamrolling and barreling its way through your chest. Outer is blistering and slaughtering, and Alien Syndrome 777 does a great job in making you feel cold, isolated and eviscerated of your soul and sanity.
Alien Syndrome 777 mixes in odd noises and synths with their brand of black metal insanity as well to drive the point home that they are in fact an extra terrestrial band. The extra noises make you feel as though you are on a desolated space station, there’s nothing and no one around you. The ship keeps beeping at you in the freezing cold suffocating abyss. You end up hearing noises behind you and that noise is a behemoth of an alien ready to prey upon your flesh.
That alien is Alien Syndrome 777 and they do jump down your throat like a face huger. There are many ways that they assault you and make you feel small and alone. The riffs are calculated and sharp, the drums are chaotic and bludgeoning, the synths are dark and ominous and the vocals slit your throat and revel in the crimson glory.
Outer abducts you and brainwashes you to fight for their alien army. The album takes a hold of you with a dark intensity and has no intentions of letting you go. The seven track photon cannon titled Outer is exactly that. It’s devastating and punishing, and Alien Syndrome 777 has everything that makes a black metal band memorable and incinerating.