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"This is an album currently receiving a lot of praise and attention and deservedly so, it’s sterling from start to finish and admittedly I was pleasantly surprised at just how good it is. With so many bands bringing us so many excellent albums at present it’s impossible to keep track of it all. I confess, this is an album that initially slipped under my radar until Godz of War were kind enough to send me a copy, and I’m glad they did – I suggest you get your act together and give this a listen, there’s no way on this earth you’ll be disappointed."
- The Lair of Filth
"...Ghost Chants is a debut which shows a commendable level of chemistry and fluidity, that of a much more experienced unit. It may not be a game changer in the genre but with their debut, Outre should firmly make a mark on the radar, one that only shows signs of growing more over time. One of the most formidable debut’s you will hear all year."
- Ghost Cult
"A band’s first effort is often their best. A debut album is a collection of songs an artist has lived with for months, years, sometimes even longer. These are the gems, honed and crafted, often holding the input of all the musicians who brought this moniker to life.
Outre is a black metal act from Kraków, Poland. Established in 2012, the band plays black metal in the classical sense, music in the vein of pioneers like Emperor, but also features a strong death metal vibe, giving this quartet a real ‘wake the dead’ attitude. Metal purists drink buckets of corpse paint! Artists like Outre are like an unstoppable force in nature, they will find a way to create a metal extremity all their own."
- Metal Recusants
"To the lay metalhead, black metal in Poland probably starts and ends with the band Behemoth. But an album with the potential to be the year’s most memorable black metal releases this year comes from another Polish black metal band, Outre. The band, who started out as a one-man project of guitarist Damian Igielski in 2012, have released their first full-length album Ghost Chants, and it’s a turbulent record like any impressive black metal album."
- Rolling Stone (India)
"‘Ghost Chants’ is a stunning debut from a band whose name reminds me of the harrowing nightmare of Australia’s Portal. Outre do that justice, with the raging ‘Chant 3: Fall’, and the dark torrent of ‘Lament’. I especially like the ethereal groove of ‘Equilibrium’, and the magnificent closer ‘Arrival’. Outre have captured that dark, dissonance of your Deathspell Omegas or your Blut Aus Nords, and then turned up the fire on them. ‘Ghost Chants’ is a real contender for one of the most disturbingly visceral albums you will hear all year. Listen to the end of the gurgling ‘Vengeance’ and tell me I’m wrong!"
- The Killchain
"Outre dropped an impressive debut here in Ghost Chants. If you want your blackened meal with a dash of progressive seasonings, this is it. And if you’ve already spent a ton of money just these past two months alone on quality releases, well, I apologize to you and your wallet."
- Angry Metal Guy
released October 3, 2015
Damian Igielski - guitar
Mateusz Jamróz - guitar
Marcin Lth Radecki - bass
Maciej Pelczar - drums
Vocals arranged and performed by Stawrogin
Album originally released 14th of April, 2015
All music by Damian Igielski
All lyrics by Marcin Lth Radecki
Recorded at Impressive Art and No Solace studio. Mixed and mastered by M./No Solace
Front cover artwork and drawings by Robert A. von Ritter
Band Logo and calligraphy by Ihasan
Graphic layout by Mentalporn