Everything After Zero - Everything After Zero review
|Band:||Everything After Zero|
|Album:||Everything After Zero|
|Release date:||May 2010|
01. Seize The Day
02. King Of The Hill
04. Porky's Rant
05. Away From
07. Hey Man I Know
It's weird how years and years of ones established beliefs and certain prejudices can all be shattered by one sound. As you could probably tell fairly easily by the name, Everything After Zero is a metal-core band - that means shrill screaming, good-cop/bad-cop vocals, and no songs about dragons...or goats...or sadomasochism or all the type of stuff we all know you like. Despite playing a genre that most people (including myself) cringe at the sound of, this ain't a bad EP at all.
One thing Everything After Zero made apparent to me is that Metal-core is a lot like thrash in one aspect; although there are a few decent mainstream acts out there, it is best performed by younger people who are hungry as fuck: It's hard to convince people your contrived passion & rage is genuine when you've got Roadrunner's golden dick jammed in your ear. That's what this EP proves, it's well produced enough to have the melodies & solos (which are tastefully placed) come through with clarity, but left with enough rough edges to be actually believable. It balances the young sounding intensity with mature sounding melodic passages, at moments where the guitar would easily fit into some of prog-metals most renowned albums. Symmetry is always appreciated.
Would I call this debut of the century? No. Does it make me want to frantically dive deeper into metal-core? Not really. This is just a solid band flat-out, don't expect any outrageous surprises of any kind if you hate the genre already. On the other hand if you can appreciate some of the more impressive acts out there like Dillinger Escape Plan or Protest The Hero without any prejudices, this will definitely be a band to check out.
||Written on 01.06.2010 by Former EIC. Now just a reviewer guy.|
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