Antigama - Zeroland review
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This is Antigama's 3rd release to date, that only makes me feel angry because this is the first time I ever hear their awesome music. Antigama plays Grindcore wrapped in all kind of shaped sounds and chaotic noises; this album in particular is a mixture between the most visceral music adorned with a lot of complex structures and incredible musicianship.
"Zeroland" is crushing from the beginning to the end; the amount of complex structures is impressive, the catchy riffing is incredible, the drum-work is really outstanding, the bass-lines are insane and the vocal work is multifaceted as hell (it's like Brutal Truth vs. Cephalic Carnage vs. extra brutality). This release is like a huge rusted nail piercing your ears over and over again. Every single track is amazing; the brutality found in this album is quite unorthodox, you won't hear those boring and tedious blast-beats or hideous guitar riffs; instead you'll find many layered songs, some irregular beats, even some mild progressive overtones and outstanding execution.
The best thing in "Zeroland" is the astonishing musical balance; of course the main vein in this CD is purely Brutal and Violent, but there are some breakdowns and even a couple of tracks adding awesome control to the music, those tracks give the album a lot of chromatic moments and impressive structures. As we may notice, the songwriting is incredible; the music is apparently unsystematic and chaotic, but every single tune is filled with hidden structures and layered backgrounds, for example, you'll be hearing a really aggressive and violent song (Sorry), but half way through a breakdown appears and changes radically the course of the tune by adding electronic bits and chilling backgrounds. So this is a really interesting fact indeed
Antigama is a really good band, their music is really interesting and fresh, you won't find many bands playing this type of Grindcore (they call themselves Avant-grind) so experimentally speaking this band is more than great actually. I highly recommend this album to everyone who's interested in different sounds and fresher music, "Zeroland" is something out of this world trying to drill your brain in a very slowly yet lethal way. You'll love this album no doubt.
Best Tracks: "Jazzy", "Wounded Butterfly", "Sorry".
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