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A burning Ace of Spades, that’s the front cover artwork of Zeroking’s debut album ‘Kings Of Self-Destruction’. After the EP ‘Sweet Sale Of Excess’, around 2006, this outfit was able to critical and fan praise across the board, and they gained a lot of success with concerts all over West Virginia! Zeroking shared the stages with Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Black Stone Cherry and even Airbourne! They began working on this debut full length in the summer of 2009, together with producer Steve Riley. At the end the result is really astonishing! 13 tracks full loaded, sexier than ever, and with a lot of passion, which could be comparable with the likes of Motley Crue and classic Rock Heroes Guns N’ Roses!

Opener is ‘Dead Rock Star’ which contains really heavy riffing and above all, a very nice and interesting voice to listen to. Andy Haught has it all! The charisma of true legends, vocal chords that will melt the ladies hearts and a sex drive that is untamable! The second track is handling about Sin City Las Vegas and this track starts with a really nice melody. Again the vocals are striking and full of passion and dedication! Zeroking has a line up with blessed musicians that are able to lift each other to a higher level! ‘She Said’ opens with modest drumming parts and ‘Showtime/Revolution’ has a guitar solo at the start. All songs have outstanding melody lines and huge choruses! This is sing-along modern hardrock with a typical American twist. Fans of Van Halen, check these guys out!

From beginning till end, we hear 13 sizzling tracks with a strong and solid base and great guitars from Shane Day. The lyrical themes fit to the music and this is a sex, drugs and rock’n roll attitude that many others can deny! One track is totally diverse, as there is a female voice introduced in the track ‘Love Is Dead’. The vocals of Stacee Lawson are combined with the throat of Andy and it’s a good intermezzo in between the other tracks.

Zeroking have set themselves on a shelf of pure quality and although this is typical American ‘macho’ rock, they are able to spread their message on a global territory! So get ready to party like a ‘Dead Rock Star’, ‘cuz this is the breakout year for the ‘Kings Of Self-Destruction’!

My rating: 88 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)I – Infcted Existence (Malevolence Records)