Outline in Color – oh my god!
That was “in a nutshell” my thoughts on the band when their 2012 release of Jury of Wolves was purchased and listened to for the first time. Yes, I understand they fit right in to that “oh so hated” scene-scene (lol). However, there is little to not enjoy here (please argue with me), with a screamer (Trevor Tatro) who is as near to Mike Hranica (The Devil Wears Prada) as you can possibly get. Let’s not forget the key ingredient – clean vocalist, K.C. Simonsen. My thoughts surrounding him have already been published – aka, he is magnificent.
So, as a fan of theirs on Facebook – they have been teasing a lot since the start of 2013. We are talking a daily occurrence here. Up until today, I was becoming mostly annoyed with the constant “new song?” posts. Thank god – it is here!
From the first listen it is evident that the dudes from Oklahoma (sweet!) have not messed with what works for them – showcasing Simonsen in all his glory – while also bringing that thunder that was borderline surprising on Jury of Wolves. A resonating thought that sticks in my head as I listen to both the new track (“Tauscher.O”), and last year’s album is: “K.C. please do not leave and pursue an R&B career. Stick it out, bud.” Yes, the keyboard
presence is still heavy – if that offends you, shut up. Yes, there is an all-time breakdown during the bridge. Typical, you say? I honestly do not want to hear it.
After repeating the track 12 times, I am actually mad. Only getting one song in this instance is a crime. They should be arrested for this punishment. Album ASAP dudes.
Perhaps I am starting to sound like a fanboy? Whatever, that is what I am here to do. Since Outline in Color is a mostly “fresh, unknown” band, my duty to them is to introduce this mixture of crushing power and vocal genius-ness to the world of MEB. You’re welcome. Oh, and thanks.