|Review: Zero Down - Larger than Death|
|Larger than Death|
Label: Minotauro Records
Year released: 2018
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: August 5, 2018
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Larger than Death
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)
Larger than Death if the fifth album by Seattle, Washington's Zero Down and finds the band shifting their sound away from the hard rock of previous efforts to one that has more than a little bit of thrash and even some modern influences. The songwriting is still centered on big riffs, but the vocals are delivered with more force, giving them a screaming quality at times. The solos don't have the same punch they did on past albums, which is disappointing. "High Priestess" starts the album with one of the more memorable tracks. The chorus is catchy and makes me think what Jane's Addiction would sound like if they were a thrash band. "Lone Wolf" has a slow, simmering vibe not unlike Megadeth's "Sweating Bullets."
Larger than Death isn't a bad album, but it covers some very familiar ground and lacks anything that jumps out of the speakers to grab a listener.
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