CD REVIEW Zero Degree

Band : Zero Degree
Album title : Surreal World
Label : Massacre Records
Distributor : Suburban
Release Date : 23/03/2012
Release : CD

This band was founded in 2006, and hails from Nordhausen/ Thüringen – Germany.  The album was self-released in 2010, but is now being picked up by Massacre Records for a re-release.  For a debut album this sounds highly professional I must say.

While musically the album has strong points, it’s the vocals once again that turn me off.  The style of music is of course melodic death metal, so you might expect that not all vocals will be crystal clear like in normal heavy metal, but the grunts are too omnipresent.

It’s a shame really, because with three guitarist the guitar sound is massive.  The songs are also, for this style of metal, quite good.  If you’re into Gothenborg metal, and like bands like In Flames or Dark Tranquility, then surely this must be something for you.

60/100

Erik Morren.