Metal To Infinity

Known from more extreme bands like Satyricon as their live guitarist between 1996 - 1999 and still in the Norwegian Death Metal band, BloodRedThrone, Daniel "Peisy" Olaisen finally wanted to perform his long time passion for Groove Metal and formed ZeroZonic in 2004. Singer, Leo Morachiolli (Lowdown) joined forces early on and still remains in the band. Both bass player and drummer from Tristania and Green Carnation was a part of Zerozonic and recorded the two first albums before leaving the band. Today, Jon Eirik "Elt" Bokn from the great Thrash Metal band, Dead Trooper, handles the drums and Martin Berger pumps the bass guitar! 

They released their debut album "Dead On Arrival" in 2007, on their our own label, Ozo Records. This album was re-released by German Rockline Records worldwide February 2010. In December 2010, ZeroZonic’s second CD entitled "God Damn, Better, Best" is released through OZO Records. The album has now been picked up for international distribution through Mayhem Music and Indie distribution. On their website , you can read that they finished making songs for their third album "Aftersane''. They planning on recording this during the Spring 2011 and their looking for a serious label to release this!

But this is the review for their second album "God Damn, Better, Best",  released on March 11, 2011. The music is as groovy as it gets and bands like Pantera, Chimaira and Metallica can be considered as inspirers. To me their music is most similar to that of Pantera, and sometimes makes me think of our Belgian pride Channel Zero. Which makes their music different, mainly thanks to singer Leo Moracchioli. The different vocal styles that he employs, and he is still able to bring. Grunts, clean, screams. He does it all. Now and then he does some strange things like audible in the songs entitled 'Symptoms', 'Enter Night And Day' and the last song 'Alcoholic Mayhem'. A CD full of aggression spiced with a little melody and with a single rest point, the slow track called ‘No Tomorrow’.  

There are 9 tracks on this CD with the instrumental an appropriate title: instrumental case. For fans of Pantera, this is a mandatory purchase… even though ZeroZonic has its own identity throughout their music. Good riffs, good vocals, good songs, good band who deliver a good album. I look forward to their third disc "Aftersane". Meanwhile ''The God Damn, Better, Best'' will be making many rounds in my CD player.

My Points: 84 / 100 (Review by Metalandy)