German blackened thrash metal merchants OUTRAGE were there when the first wave of black metal was born. Having contributed to it with their 4 demos, they split to return in 2004. "We the Dead" is their 7th full-length offering and a really rare case, as it's not common that new songs not only reach the level but surpass the stuff written by bands in the '80s. While in their early days they could easily be compared to bands like SODOM, HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST or VENOM, now the similarities are less obvious, as their style developed becoming more and more personal, mostly because of the guitar tone and vocals. It's still raw and primeval, and there's a sense of urgency in their music the but it's not always uptempo; some songs are almost doomy. The atmosphere has some underlying Middle Eastern feel to it... it's like the hot and spine-chilling breath of some ancient Evil on your neck... Frank "The Voice of Hell" has this malignancy in his raspy and brute vocals that almost smells of sulfur. Enter the filthy cave of this beast, if you dare.