NEW ZERO GOD
New Zero God is one of those priceless bands which are still hungering for expression in music. With a noted background behind them which covers more than three decades, they keep intact their initial motivation. The greek cuartet has been growing up away from the scene cliches during these years. As a result, they compose their music without prejudices and the rich variety of influences combined in it makes their style rather unclassifiable. However New Zero God is considered as a post-punk group and their former bands The Flowers of Romance (post-punk and later gothic rock legend) and Nexus (industrial) are subtly present, they are actually so far from their previous incarnations and their sound evolves concurrently as the times change. "MMXIII", their second album (released in January under Secret Sin Records label) it's an unequivocal proof of that contextual adaptation. These are hard times and that's the reason why this record is darker than the previous one. Also the sound structures are more atmospheric to provide the suitable breeding ground for the gloomy lyrics. As a consequence, they have turned more into gothic rock this time as it's shown in "Damaged" and "Sinners and Lovers", which melancholy is built on excellent guitar melodies, prominent basslines and anguised vocals. Even though the glorious times of goth are honoured in "MMXIII", each track brings together a plenty of rock and punk nuances that makes them distinctive, fresh and modern. Classic rock upbeats ("No Cure For Love"), punk and psychobilly resonances ("Hypnotised"), seventies droning echoes ("Pinups"), eighties reminiscences ("Freakshow"), contemporary touches ("Intoxication")... All of them are hidden ingredients in the New Zero God's formula. Creative and suggestive gothic rock which goes far beyond, flawless executed and made with passion.
Review by Billyphobia