“Taste The Blood” showcases a performance primarily rooted in aggressive thrash metal, while continuing to showcase death metal influence. The album, overall, is far more aggressive and relentless in its approach, which is immediately noticeable and consistent throughout the 10 song, 60+ minute journey. “Taste The Blood" features incredibly shredding guest guitar solos by both Steve Smyth (Forbidden, Nevermore, Testament) and Petri Kuusisto (Carnal Forge), as well as darkly beautiful violin work from Lyris Hung (Hung) throughout the 9+ minute instrumental featured on the record. The band enlisted Jamie King to handle recording, mixing and mastering duties for “Taste The Blood”.
In order to capture the proper intensity and aggression that “Taste The Blood” demands, Outliar’s lineup required significant, positive change in almost every capacity. Enter into the Outliar fold, joining Ray J. Currie (guitars), the much improved lineup – Anthony Graham (vocals), Rick Ace (guitar), Cisco Rivera (bass) and Adam Hancock (drums). This lineup securely places Outliar into the upcoming ranks of thrash metal. Prepare!