Outrun The Sunlight
The Return of Inertia


4.5
superb

Review

by TechieCore USER (13 Reviews)
February 3rd, 2012 | 37 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A fantastic instrumental release from two young (and very bright) guitarists.

Outrun the Sunlight is a name not many people are familiar with. A two-man project started in February of 2011, it is the genius work of guitarists Austin Peters and Cody McCarty. All the writing, recording, and production took place solely in Austin's room, and the result is something no one would have ever expected.

The Return of Inertia is their debut album, and oh what a debut it is. Featuring 11 tracks, with sounds ranging from hard hitting riffs and polyrhythms, to classic and contemporary pieces that work so well off of each other. At times you will find yourself bobbing your head, and at others find yourself very relaxed, almost ambient.

If you were to classify Outrun the Sunlight, it could be a cross between Scale the Summit and Cloudkicker (just to put it into perspective). It's hard to define this album as anything other than just pure progressive metal.

Production-wise, the album sounds phenomenal. The guitars are very crisp, background effects stand out but aren't a burden, and the drums are mixed very well. It's fantastic in quality coming from a home computer that two teenagers have produced.

I would write a track-by-track review, but it would be enormous. It's best to just say every track on The Return of Inertia brings something different to the table, and it's an album that's best heard rather than read about. There are great things in the near future waiting ahead for these talented youngsters.



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TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Album rules so fucking hard. I'm so happy I stumbled across this album.

seedofnothing
February 3rd 2012


3425 Comments


You must really love this album. You created a list about it and review all within half an hour.

I'll check it. ;]

TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

For those that can't find it:

outrunthesunlight.bandcamp.com

And yeah it's the best thing I've heard in quite a while.

Where's AfterTheBreakdown at, he's gonna love this.

seedofnothing
February 3rd 2012


3425 Comments


"Where's AfterTheBreakdown at, he's gonna love this"

Careful you're gonna scare everyone away!

TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This is going to be on repeat for a long time I feel.

TheSpirit
February 3rd 2012


17847 Comments


I saw a promo video fro this guys, it seemed pretty cool

Digging: Wreodan Heahl - Laecig

TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

They are re-releasing this with a bunch of different vocalists, they put up a teaser. The chick can wail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPgeUwyv30g

bloc
February 3rd 2012


34854 Comments


I'll probably end up getting the re-release with vocals.

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I'm not sure which I'll like best. I'm still absorbing the instrumental version, but the track they put on the teaser sounds great.

silentstar
February 3rd 2012


2253 Comments


Definitely going to check this out when the re-release comes out

Dunpeal
February 3rd 2012


3665 Comments


I'll probably end up getting the re-release with vocals.



QFT. amazing how vocals can make the diff. sorta like colts with no Manning

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2012


10207 Comments


Good review, although would have been more effective if it was beefed up just a little bit.

Just heard this for the first time yesterday, and it was intriguing. I was considering reviewing it, cool to see it get some recognition

Digging: The Contortionist - Language

TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I found it on got-djent, randomly clicked on it. That site is good for finding obscure progressive music.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2012


10207 Comments


I found it on BandCamp :]

It's really good. One thing that does bother me, though, is that a lot of parts of it are really good but honestly don't stand out too much

I love Ambivalence though, it's serene

Tyrannic
February 3rd 2012


3262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great album, thanks for the rec

Scoot
February 3rd 2012


17754 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it's alright

TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I think it rules hard. And they look like they are 18-19 years old. So by the time their 2nd or 3rd album is released they are going to have some serious skill.

TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Okay I found the full version on their channel, that teaser is this song, it's awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGAIC6wAzug

MO
February 3rd 2012


18686 Comments


yep sick shit, I'll still take AAL but good stuff nonetheless

TechieCore
February 3rd 2012


662 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

The intro to Psychic Cycles is amazing.



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