Slave Zero Reviews
Ireland's Slave Zero plays an aggressive mix of old school Florida Death Metal, new style of Hard Core and the type of technical grind commonly found on Relapse Records.
The first track and title track ‘The Pain Remits’ makes their affinity for Death Metal known with a break down in the grand tradition of Death Metal legends, Deicide. That part transitions into a Hardcore groove that would get any Hatebreed fan swinging his arms and legs about in the most harmful way. Vocally, Slave Zero places a mic in the hands of three band members: one member does throat-shredding screams; another does Death growls, and the third sings pissed Hardcore vocals. The album's duration continues upon the path laid down with the first track, but with a few brief moments of melody and solo instrumentation.
Slave Zero is a promising young band, having opened for major acts like Chris Jericho's Fozzy and the well-known Irish act, Abaddon Incarnate. The quintet plays a refreshing blend of aggressive styles (no sissy emocore crap!) that is sure to sit well with international audiences, in particular American audiences. The group also displays an uncharacteristic amount of professionalism, having recorded an Indie EP with a big label sound. Worldwide audience rest assured this is not the last you have heard from Slave Zero.
Review by Darren Cowan