ZERO KING - A TASTE OF SELF-DESTRUCTION
HEADFIRST ENTERTAINMENT / VANITY MUSIC GROUP
Metal To Infinity
During the holidays it’s always calm if we talk about
new releases. There are the traditional summer festivals and here and there
there’s bands that play in a club but mostly the bands wait to release their
newbies ‘till after summer. That doesn’t actually count for the ‘little’
bands if you allow me to label them so.
Zero King is an unknown band to me but it seems these
guys are heading from West-Virginia, USA. Their debut EP saw the light of day in
2006 and ever since they had the chance to support some awesome bands on stage.
Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Airborne… Not bad at all! Zero King seems to be a
band that is able to entertain a public and their hard hitting Rock has a lot to
do with it!
This CD is good produced and Zero King sounds
professional. Musical wise they remind me of a mixture between Glam Metal (Motley
Crue or Guns ‘n Roses for example), Hard Rock (MSG, Tesla, Whitesnake, UFO…)
and this with a bit modern Groovy sound. Nevertheless the traditional influences
are very clear and so Zero King isn’t the band that will blow you away because
of some innovating performances. No, Zero King is a band that might not take
their selves too seriously on the on hand, on the other I’m quite sure that
these guys know what they’re doing!
“A Taste Of Self-destruction” is full of songs that
are easy on the ear and will seduce easily fans of the bands I’ve mentioned
before. Andy Haught contains the ideal voice for this kind of music! Looking at
the front cover, a band’s picture, I see True Metal heads, awesome! No Glam
Rockers, but 4 lads with black shirts, long hairs and every other possible cliché
if we talk metal, just the way we want it!
King also contains a very good guitar player and Shane Day delivers one after
another great guitar solo! Thanks to his riffs, supported by hard hitting drums
and bass, Zero King sounds heavy all the way! The 5 songs on this album/EP are
very enjoyable and make me believe we will hear more from Zero King in the
future. It would be a miracle if no bigger label would pick up these guys! Check
them out at http://www.facebook.com/zerokingfans or http://www.myspcace.com/zeroking.
My Points: 82 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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