Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mark Zero - 2016 - Ballistica (LP)

Mark Zero is a metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. Ballistica is their debut LP. Mark Zero play riff focused hard rock & slightly industrial metal with some post-metal thrown in for melody. Right out the gate the production is an issue. Once you've gotten used to how the record sounds you are in for a consistent ride but it takes a minute to get used to how the record sounds.

At their best Mark Zero takes industrial inspired stomping riffs, builds an atmosphere with light piano while their surprisingly melodic singer wails overtop. Highlights include One Against The World, Bleed It Out, Alive and Megamösh. With Ballistica Mark Zero have crafted an interesting but not yet compelling debut.

Hydra - 2016 - Between Two Worlds (Music Video)

Hydra is a symphonic metal band from Bad Abbach, Bavaria, Germany. Between Two Worlds is taken from their sophomore LP Solar Empire available from STF Records.