One very fresh act in the always youthful field of heavy metal rock`n`roll comes from Seattle, which is still most famous for having spoiled the whole heavy metal sound with their alternative and fuzz rock scene, that became overblown by the early to mid 90s before it passed away silently. Anyway, before these cruel times the city of the rain spawned killer metal acts like ROTTWEILLER, CULPRIT, QUEENSRYCHE, FIFTH ANGEL and HEIR APPARENT, just to name a handful of many, many good bands. And now it seems that there is a new generation of such real metal acts coming from the underground and among them we find ZERO DOWN, a group roaming the scene for a few years now, ready to hit the world wide true metal circuit with the current album “Looking to start a riot”. Well, what we get here is a hotter than hell bastard of fucking heavy mid to late 70s proto metal such as KISS, THIN LIZZY, ACCEPT, SAXON, MOTÖRHEAD, JUDAS PRIEST and UFO with hints of NWoBHM bands from the first to the last row such as QUARTZ, SAMSON, TANK, SPLIT BEAVER or SPIDER. You get the point? There is very, very much rock`n`roll feeling steaming from the twin guitar driven, dirty and earthy, yet anthemic heavy metal tunes you get to hear on this CD. Take a listen and be blown away. There is only straight and powerful music to be found here, blessed with a raw and utterly heavy, yet lively and warm sound that works like a injection needle being pushed into your mind letting the music float directly into your soul. This is, as I said, steaming hot, played with passion and dedication. These cats always have the great old days in their view when heavy metal was fresh and furious but they are far from being a retro band. They saved and refreshed the original feeling and, bless you, not many current bands did that. For each dedicated follower of such underground killer acts as HIGH SPIRITS, ZÜÜL, BIBLE OF THE DEVIL a must have. Rawk it up, baby!!!!
Sir Lord Doom