Seattle prog-metal unit Rhine have debuted a full stream of their new record An Outsider, you can listen below courtesy of No Clean Singing. Vocalist Gabe Tachell comments:
“The name An Outsider is about the struggle that comes with being different, it’s a love/hate situation. You want to shine but you’re afraid of it at the same time. You want to create trends, not follow them, but it’s scary to be the first one. It also has to do with social struggles and always feeling like a stranger. The album isn’t entirely cohesive though, no song is alike, we experiment a lot with mixing genres. It’s really all over the map emotionally too, not just angry and dark, but sometimes totally ironic or sometimes very deep and inspiring. It mixes in emotions you wouldn’t typically hear on a metal record like joy and nostalgia. The listening experience is a journey that won’t get you worn out on a single emotion, instead it is dynamic like we are as humans.”
The effort is slated to hit stores next Friday, February 5th, with pre-orders still available via their Bandcamp.
The band have lined up a CD release show on February 20th at the Kraken Bar in their hometown of Seattle, WA. Info for the event can be found here.