With Outer Isolation, Vektor have further refined their already formidable and razor-sharp sound. Like Black Future before it, the album combines brand new compositions with re-recorded Demolition-era material that pushes the band ever closer towards perfection. Album opener "Cosmic Cortex" slowly unfolds with clean, undulating guitar and bass lines before exploding outward in a burst of cosmic "Thus Spake Zarathustra" chords, eventually firing off into hyperspace through a stream of light-speed riffage and blackened breaks accentuated by Blake Anderson's tasteful blasts. While Vektor are never lacking in speed, the band is at their most menacing on more deliberately-paced tracks like "Dying World," which foretells of mankind's inevitable self-destruction. Buildings crumble beneath the weight of Frank Chin's rumbling bass as the dystopian nightmare takes shape; Dave Disanto's shrieks - equal parts Ihsahn and intergalactic space-banshee - drive the terrified populace from their homes and into the burning streets; as the situation escalates, the band is whipped into a frenzy that continues until the city is reduced to a scorched hulk of concrete and steel.