Outerburst are currently getting ready to release their new EP Phase A: Kaishi and although it may not be the most original piece out there, it’s a decent enough release which showcases some great musicianship and skill.
Despite the fact there isn’t much variance between the four songs on the EP as they all follow the same format, Phase A: Kaishi is a catchy little piece and a particularly great element about the EP is the complexity to the instrumentation. It’s not showy for the sake of it, and it’s clear that a lot of time and effort has been put into writing music that plays on each band member’s strengths. Indeed, a particular highlight is the track Nightmare, which features some tremendous keyboard and guitar solos bouncing off one another.
Phase A: Kaishi also features a few guest musicians – the biggest name perhaps being ex-Labyrinth singer Roberto Tiranti, who contributes all the vocals for the closing track Reborn to end the EP on a high and add a new spin to the sound, especially when coupled with Armonite’s keyboardist Paolo Fosso contributing the synth solo and From The Depth’s singer Raffaele Albanese adding a guitar solo to the mix.
As a whole, Phase A: Kaishi serves as a nice teaser for Outerburst’s upcoming debut album – the foundations have been laid for the band to achieve great things.